Internet folk may know Shuna Lydon as the voice behind eggbeater, a long-running and beautifully written blog full of musings on the craft of baking and the life of a pastry chef. California folk may remember her as pastry chef at Yountville's Bouchon, before a number of other kitchens on both sides of the Bay; New Yorkers may know her as the pastry chef at Peels, where we're pretty crazy about her muffins and sweets. (Sugar Rush correspondent Kathy YL Chan's recommendation for lunch at Peels: "Eat as much dessert as possible.")
At Serious Eats, we know her as a wordsmith and sugarsmith, baker of technical skill and expansive curiosity, frequently devising combinations of spices and fruits and other elements that surprise and delight us. So we're thrilled that she'll be sharing five recipes with us this week on Sweets—as a baker and a blogger, who could be better? We'll get know her labne yogurt cheesecake and lemon seed cake and blueberry-juniper cornmeal scones, hojicha-burnt honey ice cream and chocolate-buckwheat-almond cake (it's even gluten-free!).
Stay tuned all week for photos, recipes, and more from Shuna.
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