Glimpse the Milky Way Galaxy Within This Cosmic Jelly Cake

From the Brooklyn-based, queer-owned “jelly cakery,” Solid Wiggles, The Cosmos cake offers a mesmeric, near photo-realistic interpretation of the Milky Way. From condensed milk spirals to edible glitter, the delectable visual—imagined and executed by Solid Wiggles’ proprietors: pastry chef Jena Derman and cocktails maven Jack Schramm—is the result of several meticulous processes that include centrifuges and syringe-tipped knives. And remarkably, everything one sees before digging in …

The Science Behind Small-Batch Bread Baking

Chef de cuisine Max Blachman-Gentile discusses The Standard's newly developed bread program

If packaged, pre-sliced bread exists on one end of the spectrum and artisanal loaves sit at the other, then The Standard‘s newly developed bread program lies further beyond the latter. Max Blachman-Gentile, the East Village outpost’s new chef de cuisine, put together an incredibly scientific, and limited, bread menu. Working solely with naturally leavened doughs (naturally fermented ones made only with wild yeast) Blachman-Gentile hopes that …

A Quest for the “Twin Peaks” Cherry Pie

From damn fine coffee to the Log Lady, the Black Lodge, owls and One Eyed Jack’s casino, David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” offered plenty of significant tidbits, characters, places, and—of course—metaphors that stuck with viewers over 26 years. Special Agent Dale Cooper’s obsession with the cherry pie at the Double R Diner is one of the most earnest. The NY Times’ Sara Bonisteel went on a …