My food is not pretty. I did NOT make this lovely creation. If I tried I’m pretty sure the result would make Martha Stewart cry. And I generally don’t worry about it, because the taste is what I’m really after.
In fact, WHO COOKS LIKE THAT?? Really! Who is able to get their food to come out looking like that, aside from professional Pastry Chefs.
I’ll tell you:
Alix Levy. And let me tell you, her desserts are not only lovely, but they TASTE amazing too.
My chef thinks she makes some of the best desserts he’s ever tasted, and he is not overly generous with the food love. And Alix is not a Pastry Chef, not professionally trained, she is just immensely talented and loves to cook and eat. That passion comes through in her baking. Like I said, I generally eschew concern over the look of my food, but I love to look at her creations. I admit it, I objectify her pies.
Here are some more of her creations:
I don’t know what these are, but I’m pretty bummed I didn’t get to try them.
Who even knows what a macaron is?? (click on the above link to find out). And yet she not only knew and thought to make some but produced these beauties. These were ri-freakin-diculously delicious. The light, crispy, orange meringue cookies with a dark chocolate ganache inside made my tongue weep. This is exactly what I want in a cookie, and they were spectacular to look at too!
(In full candor, my mother, who was a good old fashioned country baker could be brought to tears by pie crust. Subsequently, crusts terrify me and any one who can pull off a passable one has my undying respect.)
I’m not a big cake fan, but when you throw in cream cheese icing and walnuts on the side, it can’t help but be good!
In fact, I’m not a sweet eater. I prefer salty, savory food. I’m the wierdo who orders the cheese course for dessert. But Alix’s goodies never fail to lure me in and capture my heart with their perfect balance of flavors and beautiful presentation. I cannot wait to see what she brings to my super bowl party!
If you want to taste Alix’s goodies you’ll have to wait for the next On The Spot fundraiser (she usually brings something delicious for our cookie table) or track her down, make her your friend, and wait for her to bake for you. (She’d probably accept cash and gifts too!)