Gut Check is counting down the 100 dishes in St. Louis that you must eat right now. Simone Faure is an artist. Not in the empty, overused way of describing anyone and everyone in the restaurant business, but in the truest sense of the word. Sure, she makes delicious pastries, but her genius is in h ... More >>
In her semi-regular column Real Life of a Pastry Chef, pastry sous chef Mary Boehne of Cielo (999 North Second Street; 314-881-5800) at the Four Seasons Hotel dishes on secrets of the trade and about the industry as a whole. This week's topic: holiday cookies. As I have mentioned previously I gener ... More >>
It's been an entire week since Halloween, and all the telltale signs of the passing holiday remain. Some stringy cotton cobwebs still stick to surfaces all over town, sad Jack-O-Lanterns droop on the neighbor's porch and that bowl of bite-sized candy bars sits on the counter, pecked at slowly for we ... More >>
King cake is a Mardi Gras tradition. There are Louisiana versions, French versions, Spanish versions, and, thankfully for Gut Check, St. Louis versions, too. The classic Louisiana king cake is essentially a giant cinnamon roll bedazzled with purple, yellow and green sugar sprinkles and a baby figuri ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Rhubarb and Honey: Kimberly made cranberry, pecan and olive oil quick bread. Iron Stef: Stef shares her love of Niche's balls -- and of all it's food. Family Style Food: Karen made orecchiette cacio e pepe with parsnips. Eat Write: Judith sh ... More >>
Kaylen Wissinger has done some intense marketing -- in more ways than one. Ever since her homegrown business Farm Fresh Cupcakes hit farmers' market and event stands in May 2011, she's baked and sold more than 15,000 goodies. A mere year later, she managed to raise $15,432 online through funding pla ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. A Veggie Venture: Alanna shared some of her favorite Christmas cookie recipes. Veg St. Louis: Veg St. Louis visited Foundation Grounds. The Sweets Life: Natalie made soft frosted sugar cookies.
This is part three of Holly Fann's Chef's Choice profile of Agi and Aaron Groff of 4 Seasons Baked Goods & Catering. Parts one and two are accessible here and here. Holly FannDutch almond deliciousness A favorite among 4 Seasons customers, Dutch Almond cookies are crunchy and not too sweet. ... More >>
Image viaGingerbread cookies: Not everyone is smiling.St. Louis might be the "America's Most Dangerous City," but for the sellers of vegan baked goods, the place not to be is apparently Chelsea Market in New York City. The New York Post reports on a woman caught twice in the act of stealing vegan ... More >>
A cookie-baking class at ~scape Sat., Dec. 12. Call 314-361-7227 for more info.