The vacation is over. And really, that's a good thing. If I had a TV, I'd no doubt be watching episodes of The Chew in my pajamas and drinking way too much coffee. After a week of rest, it's time to start the final phase of pastry school–my externship. Giving weight to the idea of learning by doing, an externship is an on-the-job internship where a student works alongside regular staff members for a period of time.
|Image from Craft Restaurants Inc.|
The stars were shining down on me when I met Jenny McCoy, the Pastry Chef at Craft. Not only is she hilarious and supremely generous, she's a rock star chef. I've been testing recipes for her forthcoming cookbook for the last few months. No spoilers, but I now have a dessert I will make every single year when apricots are in season, it's just that amazing. I'm very excited to join her and her staff in the Craft pastry department. I start my externship this afternoon!