Sunday, October 26, 2008
The Mixing Bowl: Jerome Chang
Most Sweet Freaks know the Dessert Truck makes a mercilessly rich and deliciously spongy chocolate bread pudding. But here, Jerome Chang tips us off to a new mobile must-eat—figs with lavender syrup and marscarpone (omg!)—and shares his tools for making the magic happen.
Growing up, my favorite sweet was:
Trix cereal. They were round when I was growing up, and they bummed me out when they switched to the fruit shapes. But I think they’re round again.
My favorite sweet now is:
The figs from our chef Bill’s yard in New Jersey, with lavender syrup and mascarpone.
My personal Dessert Truck favorite:
What I love about being mobile is:
Driving the truck on the wide, open highway with everything rumbling around inside… just like a video game.
Truffles or pralines:
Truffles for long conversations. Pralines for quick snacking.
White, milk or dark:
I won’t choose. Milk and dark chocolate can work amazingly in concert. White chocolate can be awesome with certain fruit flavors.
Caramel, ganache or cream:
Cream can be essential to both.
I'd love to create a flavor for:
Immersion blender, Vitamix blender, scales.
Pastry chefs I admire:
Any whose egos don’t get in the way of putting good flavors on the plate.
I'm most inspired when:
Autumn rolls around.
How much is too much?
When you start getting an ulcer.
Favorite movie snack:
Eating a boatload of soup dumplings.
I love Philly & most of Spain.