Lauren Katz - a pastry arts student at the institute of culinary education

Life as a Pastry Student: Making It Work

I currently work as the web editor at Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine, and on Mondays and Tuesdays I leave about an hour early to rush down to Battery Park for class. At first I was terrified to

block of butter

Life As a Pastry Student: Why Quality Counts

In our first unit, I was exposed to two ingredients that will change the way I bake for good: Trablit coffee extract and Italian pistachio paste. Trablit is a concentrated extract that tastes like the

Mast Brothers Chocolate

Field Trips

What I didn't realize, however, was that this particular field trip would inspire a possible focus for my career path in pastry. After a long workday, it was comforting to walk into the Mast Brothers

Subscribe to Lauren Katz