Welcome to the fourth and final episode of our summer Food & Drink mini-series, where every Wednesday an expert teaches us something new. Today, we meet pastry chef Natasha Pickowicz. Natasha used to lead pastry in fine dining kitchens such as Altro Paradiso in New York. Now she does DIY pop-up bake sales around New York City to raise money for good causes. She’s a three-time James Beard award finalist for outstanding pastry chef, and her style is playful and free. She tells us how to be creative when it comes to dessert.


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Links to a few of Natasha’s recipes:

Natasha is on Instagram @natashapickowicz, where you can find out about her future bake sales and her upcoming cookbook.

Carrot cake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xey5eblVtR8

Layer cake: https://www.bonappetit.com/story/stunning-layer-cakes-natasha-pickowicz

Olive oil cake: https://www.glwd.org/blog/natasha-pickowiczs-pride-cake/

Easy scones: https://www.vice.com/en/article/43pkyq/easy-scone-recipe

How to make a savoury tart out of your leftovers: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/magazine/leftovers-savory-tart-potato-radicchio.html


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This episode was produced by Molly Nugent. Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner.

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