Chocolate Orange Macaroon Tart

Orange and chocolate is a combination that you either love, or you don’t. I happen to find it just exquisite. This tart, in the Bake from Scratch magazine, was naturally gluten-free. If you happen to enjoy coconut-laden macaroons dipped in chocolate, this is the elegant upgrade you cannot miss: a macaroon-like crust, loaded with flaked…

When I met my first pie, and I fell in love

Many years ago, even before I ever thought I could move to this country, my family and I stopped to visit some friends in New Jersey during our first trip to the United States. Mary Jo had met my father’s business partner some thirty years earlier, and they had stayed in touch all that time. She and her…