Connection to Illinois: Lane lived in Chicago. While there, she was the executive pastry chef at the restaurants Blackbird and Avec She earned a bachelor’s degree in fine art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a master’s degree in design methods from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Biography: Tara Lane is an award-winning pastry chef and a culinary innovation consultant. She apprenticed at New York’s François Payard before garnering national acclaim as the executive pastry chef at the restaurants Blackbird and Avec in Chicago. She earned a bachelor’s degree in fine art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a master’s degree in design methods from the Illinois Institute of Technology. She trained at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland. She also worked as a food preservationist at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, where she focused on food advocacy and policy issues. She lives outside of Austin, Texas.
|The Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook: Remarkable Recipes from a Chicago Legend: Updated 40th Anniversary Edition with New Recipes and Stories
ISBN: 157284308X OCLC: Agate Surrey 2021 The story of Eli’s Cheesecake began more than forty years ago. It rose to prominence originally as the featured dessert at one of Chicago’s most popular restaurants: Eli’s The Place for Steak, a classic steakhouse, pillar of the city’s culinary community, and noted celebrity watering hole. This book details the storied history of one of the nation’s most famous desserts, all the way from Eli Schulman’s first cheesecake to President Obama’s 50th birthday cake to the creation of four towering, 2,000 lb. cheesecakes served at inaugural festivities in Washington, DC. The second edition of the Eli's Cheesecake Cookbook has been fully expanded and updated in honor of the 40th anniversary of Eli's Cheesecake. In addition to the classics featured in the first edition, the new edition features even more cheesecake recipes, including Basque, Cherry Vanilla, Hawaiian, Carrot Cake Cheesecake, and Holiday Cheesecake Dippers―one of Oprah's Favorite Things. You'll also find many more signature dishes from Eli’s The Place for Steak, including Chicken Vesuvio, Pepper Steak, Corned Beef Hash, Potato Pancakes, and French Onion Soup, and an all-new chapter showcasing Eli's bakers from around the world sharing their favorite family recipes. --Amazon.com