of us at the Experimental Cuisine Collective hope that you were not too
personally affected by last week's hurricane. Please let us know if you
are organizing relief events and/or need volunteers---we'll post
information on our website.
Our November ECC meeting will take place on Monday, November 19, from 4 to 6 p.m.
in the Chemistry Department at NYU, room 1003 (31 Washington Place,
between Washington Square Park and Greene Street). You will need a
photo ID to enter the building.
In this session, Francisco Migoya will be officially presenting The Elements of Dessert,
his latest, just released cookbook. He will discuss his motivation for
writing this book, the process itself, the book's content, design, and
format, and go through recipes that are particularly necessary to
dissect and discuss. To understand these principles through practice, we
will conclude by sampling some of the chocolates featured in the book!
Francisco J. Migoya is an associate professor at the Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park, New York. He is the author of Frozen Desserts, The Modern Café, nominated for a James Beard Award, and The Elements of Dessert. He was named one of the Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America in 2011 by Dessert Professional. Before the CIA, Francisco was the executive pastry chef for The French Laundry, Bouchon Bakery, and Bouchon Bistro.
Please RSVP at ecc112012.eventbrite.com. A link is also posted on our website. If you RSVP and can no longer make it, please let me know right away so that your seat can be released---thank you!
All my best,
---- Anne E. McBride Director, Experimental Cuisine Collective
ABOUT THE EXPERIMENTAL CUISINE COLLECTIVE The
Experimental Cuisine Collective is a working group that assembles
scholars, scientists, chefs, writers, journalists, performance artists,
and food enthusiasts. We launched in April 2007, as a result of the
collaboration of Kent Kirshenbaum of the chemistry department and Amy
Bentley of the nutrition, food studies, and public health department at
New York University with Chef Will Goldfarb of WillPowder. Our overall
aim is to develop a broad-based and rigorous academic approach that
employs techniques and approaches from both the humanities and sciences
to examine the properties, boundaries, and conventions of food.