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Sunday, December 29, 1pm: Vanilla Desserts: Anything But Plain! with Michal Shelkowitz of Condesa
Sunday, December 29, 1pm: Vanilla Desserts: Anything But Plain! with Michal Shelkowitz of Condesa


 
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We don’t know when and how ‘vanilla’ became synonymous with ‘plain.’ After saffron, vanilla is the second most expensive spice in the world. After all, a spice cultivated from an orchid is certainly deserving of proper respect. Condesa’s pastry chef Michal Shelkowitz makes her COOK debut to honor the mighty vanilla bean and its three varietals – Madagascar, Tahitian and Mexican. In addition to offering tips on using leftover vanilla pods for homemade vanilla extract, vanilla sugar and more, Michal will demo and serve vanilla bean crème brûlée; vanilla "creamsicle" ice cream; vanilla-rooibos sable cookies; and vanilla-cardamom poached pears with chocolate sauce. Israeli-born, Long Island-raised Michal attended The Institute of Culinary Education in NYC and embarked on a pastry career that included such top NYC restaurants as Jean-Georges, Gramercy Tavern, Dovetail and Tom Colicchio's Craft, where she was executive pastry chef for 3 years. Michal recently moved to Philadelphia, where she has joined the Defined Hospitality team in opening their latest restaurant, Condesa, serving up Mexican inspired desserts and pastries.