With the recipes I post, I anchor them in history. I like to use them to tell the stories of overlooked heroes – the ones who did right when it was neither easy nor convenient, the brave, the gentle, the resilient. This recipe for dark chocolate ganache is no different except the history is partly my own.
Happy Birthday, Dad
When I make a birthday cake, I want it to reflect something of the person I’m making it for. This one called for a gamble. Maybe because it’s for the man who taught me how to play poker when I was five.