By Chef Vincent Tropepe Every year around this time, the White House Executive Pastry Chef and their brigade unveils a gingerbread sculpture. Sometimes the theme of the sculpture is decided upon the First Lady and other times the Executive Pastry Chef is given full creative control. I thought it would […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe Chocolate. There are few foods that evoke as much passion as this decadent treat. Folklore from many cultures claimed that consuming chocolate instilled faith, health, strength, and sexual passion. Once an indulgence of royalty, it is now a treasured and accessible – and yes, even healthy […]