Archive for April 8th, 2010

Cage Match: Ruth Bourdain vs. Pim

Cage Match: Ruth Bourdain vs. Pim

| April 8, 2010 | 3 Comments

The Twitterverse is getting all hot and bothered over the latest Ruth Bourdain stunt. Some are wondering: food blogger and celeb Pim, should you “watch your back”?… and if so, what does that mean in the online world?

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Homemade Coconut Cream Tart

Homemade Coconut Cream Tart

I haven’t made a coconut cream pie or tart in years. After discovering Tartine’s velvety indulgence, I figured what was the point. How could I replicate their flaky crust topped with a layer of dark chocolate and caramel (and, I think, a few flecks of fleur de sel?) and then crowned with a rich coconut pastry cream? And then something happened. I began to crave coconut cream but was too busy and lazy to drive across the bridge to purchase one from Tartine. So, with Easter only a few days away and a holiday dessert in order, I decided I would create my own coconut concoction — something that reminded me of the sweet perfection available across the bay, but different enough that I wouldn’t constantly compare my tart to it.

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