Chef Eric Lanlard, famous UK bakery chef who is also known as “ Cake Boy“, has been on a whirlwind U.S. book tour promoting his latest book, Tart It Up!. I must admit, even the name of the cookbook intrigued me. But, when the chance to meet Chef Eric was coupled with the opportunity to tour the Nielsen Massey Vanilla plant in Waukegan, Il AND meet Beth, Matt and Craig Nielsen–this girl was in the car, headed to Waukegan!
Vickie with Chef Eric Lanlard
Chef Eric’s new book, Tart It Up!, is full of over 75 savory and sweet pie and tart recipes. Chef Eric says, ” In this book you will find not only great recipes and tips for making the best pastry but also the inspiration for delicious tarts and pies that I’ve collected over the years…..I hope you will like them as much as my friends do.”
The Nielsen-Massey event was attended by media and food bloggers along with a bus load load of French pastry students from the Culinary Institute. It was so exciting to watch Chef Eric create his baking masterpieces and listen as he shared his passion for pastry with us.
The Tart It Up! Event and the tour of the Nielsen Massey plant can be found under my other posts.
“Nielsen Massey Event: Tart It Up! : Big Success”
“Everything’s Coming up Vanilla Beans….At Nielsen Massey!”
Tart It Up! by Eric Lanlard. ( Octopus Books: July 2012) $ 19.99