Archive for Cafe Fernando

Pistachio and Matcha Sablés from The Artful Baker

I can’t believe the accolades I’ve received for the Sour Cherry & Almond Upside-Down Cake recipe video from The Artful Baker! I’m thrilled to hear that you liked it so much and very excited to share the second video. This…

The Artful Baker is out!

The Artful Baker is finally out for you to bake from! I’ve been waiting impatiently for this day to arrive for almost two years now! It feels like yesterday, but I started working on the Turkish edition of The Artful…

The Artful Baker book tour

I can’t believe there is only one day left until the publication of The Artful Baker! I’m beyond excited to share my stories and recipes and can’t wait to meet you in person. I’ll be embarking on a book tour…

Sour Cherry & Almond Upside-Down Cake From The Artful Baker

In celebration of my book’s upcoming release (out on Tuesday!), I’d like to share the video I’ve created for my favorite recipe in the book: Sour Cherry & Almond Upside-Down Cake. Considering that there is a chocolate cake using over…

The Artful Baker Pre-order Gift

There are only two weeks left before my cookbook, The Artful Baker: Extraordinary Desserts From an Obsessive Home Baker, is released by Abrams. If you haven’t ordered a copy yet, hurry up because we have an amazing gift for those…

Pineapple and Coconut Upside-Down Cake

Would you believe me if I say that my favorite recipe in The Artful Baker doesn’t have chocolate or caramel in it? It isn’t one of the many ice cream recipes either. I can almost hear you gasp. I know,…

Strawberry, White Chocolate and Yogurt Tart

It is rare that I manage to publish a recipe for a fruit dessert before the fruit’s season is over. Almost always, by the time I’m done with the recipe testing, the photos, and the headnote, the season is long…

The Artful Baker

The day has come. It’s finally time to announce that my labor of love and obsession for the last seven years, titled The Artful Baker (and aptly subtitled Extraordinary Recipes From an Obsessive Home Baker), will be published by Abrams…

Fave dei morti + Tasting Rome Giveaway

Julia Child once said: “People who love to eat are always the best people.” I’d like to add to that that they also make the best food writers. I know very few people who loves to eat more than my…

San Francisco Travel Notes – Japantown, Pacific Heights and Marina

The moment I arrive at my hotel in San Francisco, I throw my suitcases into the room, wash my face and I’m out the door. I don’t care how tired and swollen I get after a 14-hour flight. There is…

Dandelion Chocolate + Great News!

The plans I had for my San Francisco trip… I was hoping to have breakfast at Tartine, lunch at Pizzeria Delfina, dinner at Zuni, ice cream at Bi-Rite Creamery & Humphry Slocombe and several coffees throughout the day at Blue…

Pistachio Butter, Chocolate & Fleur de Sel Tartine

I forgot to mention one last detail about the book: It weighs 5.5 pounds! So you could imagine my surprise and gratitude when a reader brought 3 copies in a carry-on luggage to my second book signing. I certainly didn’t…

Hello Again, World

Hello? Is there anybody out there? I hope there is. After a two-year hiatus, it feels like I’m starting a new blog. I remember how excited I was when my blog platform WordPress published the default post – titled “Hello…

Sourdough Simit

I have a friend who doesn’t know what a sourdough starter is. Worrying, to say the least. What’s even more worrying is that she still ordered it and when it arrived, asked me to guide her through “a quick recipe”…

Homemade Pomegranate Molasses

Pomegranate molasses, which is made by reducing freshly-squeezed pomegranate juice into a thick, sour and sticky syrup, isn’t really molasses. It is simply reduced pomegranate juice. And if you’re adding sugar, you can even call it an extremely sour pomegranate…