Celebrate the Bay Area’s food and beverage scene with the Library’s Farm to Shelf program series! This month we will feature author, pastry chef, and teacher, Alice Medrich! Alice is one of the country’s foremost experts on chocolate and chocolate desserts. She will demonstrate making chocolate wedding cake cookies.
This event is made possible by the generous support of the Berkeley Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library.
More about the Alice Medrich:
Author, pastry chef, and teacher, Alice Medrich is one of the country’s foremost experts on chocolate and chocolate desserts. Since 1976, when her renowned shop, Cocolat, opened and her first dessert feature (of many) appeared in a national publication, Alice’s innovative ideas and recipes and her insistence on quality ingredients have influenced a generation of confectioners, pastry chefs, and home cooks. Among her early accomplishments, Alice is credited with popularizing chocolate truffles in the US and introducing the larger “American” chocolate truffle, now a mainstream confection.
The New York Times recognized Alice for creative leadership in the decades that saw the gourmet and specialty food segment take on national culinary stature. She is a featured case study in Growing a Business, Paul Hawkens’s book and TV series profiling successful entrepreneurs. Alice’s other television appearances include the Food Network’s Chef Du Jour and Baker’s Dozen, Julia Child’s PBS series Baking with Julia, and Joan Nathan’s Jewish Cooking in America.