Gâteau Zoë

IMG_2309Last week I did a little pre VD post about the sweet possibilities one could whip up in the kitchen for their paramour (or really anyone) and how much sweeter it is to make something yourself at home than it is to buy one of those heart shaped candy boxes.   Anyway I included a recipe in this post for a lovely flourless chocolate cake that was first discovered on the men’s room wall of a Parisian restaurant.  I go so carried away after making the cake that I neglected to take any after pictures, so I present to you today Gâteau Zoë in all it’s glory.  A light rich bittersweet treat perfect for….really any day. Don’t forget the whip cream or ice cream, if you are feeling indulgent.IMG_2313Oh and I know I have thinking ahead, but this would also be a perfect dessert for Passover.

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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