Kate Zuckerman is the pastry chef at New York City’s famed Chanterelle restaurant. Chanterelle is an award-winning New York City restaurant that has been critically acclaimed since its founding 25 years ago. She is one of the most acclaimed pastry chefs of her generation, having been named one of the ten best in America by Pastry Art & Design in 2005. Zuckerman began her culinary apprenticeship in Boston under Lydia Shire at Biba and Rick Katz at the Bentonwood Bakery and went on to work as pastry chef at Picholine in New York and Firefly in San Francisco. Zuckerman’s flavor-focused desserts, which are described as a “life-changing experience” by the New York Times, have earned her extravagant praise from every major critic in the New York area and have been featured in major publications.
Zuckerman first cookbook, The Sweet Life: Desserts from Chanterelle, debuted in 2006. Kate features a full range of her flavor-focused recipes, The Sweet Life provides a deep understanding of the techniques of the pastry kitchen, while enriching the reader experience with detailed notes on the science of desserts, stories of Zuckerman most beloved ingredients, and tips on how to use the five senses to produce the most delectable desserts.