Master pastry chef Jacques Torres offers some advice for bakers and talks about what's on his Thanksgiving menu. He describes how he makes upside down apple tart and shares his recipe for chocolate chip cookies.
This week's installment of our series Globavores, about the foods of the Columbian Exchange, is all about chocolate, which had rich, long history in the Americas long before Europeans arrived. Chocolatier Jacques Torres and Louis Grivetti, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Nutrition at UC Davis, talk about the origins of chocolate in Mesoamerica and how the cacao seed has traveled around the globe transforming cuisine and palates along the way.
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Chocolatier Jacques Torres was on the Lopate Show recently to share his favorite holiday recipes, and he also shared his love of peanut M&M's!
World-renowned pastry chef and chocolatier Jacques Torres talks about his chocolate recipes for the holidays and every day. His latest book is A Year in Chocolate: 80 Recipes for Holidays and Special Occasions, and it includes recipes adapted for the home cook, from traditional French pastry to classic American treats.