UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who attended my live interview today with Eric Wolitzky from “Top Chef Just Desserts.” Above you’ll find a recording of our interview; a conversation that I found really illuminating, especially the story of how Eric decided to become a baker (which involved escaping the first tower on 9/11). Thanks to Eric for taking the time to talk to me today! And if you’re in New York, take a trip to Baked to try some of his delicious desserts.
Tomorrow (as you’ll see in the next post) I’m hoofing it to Baked in Red Hook so I can do a live-streaming interview with Eric Wolitzky, everyone’s favorite contestant from the debut season of “Top Chef: Just Desserts.” You probably didn’t know this, but I met Eric years ago at my friend Jimmy’s apartment. It was a holiday party and I remember Eric brought these divine chocolate truffles and I thought, “This guy’s got talent!” Even though he was just eliminated, Eric’s performance on “Just Desserts” was truly remarkable; he had fancy pants three-starred Michelin pastry chefs wowed with his “humble” (humble? hardly!) bakery treats. One such treat was this chocolate chip cookie.