There are many indisputable truths surrounding baked goods. Fresh doughnuts smell incredible. Cookies get lonely without a glass of milk. Cake is delicious; pie is even more so. But while many bakers and home cooks can turn out excellent confections, its the pastry chefs who are at the vanguard. Boosted by badass pastry pros like Ace of Cakes Duff Goldman, these culinary artists are finally getting the attention they deserve. Today, the ninth annual Chefs at the Market series welcomes Casey Shiller, the coordinator of baking and pastry arts at St. Louis Community College-Forest Parks renowned culinary arts program. Shiller shares his sweet secrets beginning at 10 a.m. in the Market Courtyard at the Soulard Farmer's Market (730 Carroll Street). The free program lasts around 45 minutes; call 314-622-4180 or visit stlouis.missouri.org/citygov/soulardmarket for more information.
Sat., Aug. 11