Culinary & Wine, Literary Events,

Alice Medrich

When: Sat., May 12, 1 p.m. 2012

The Bay Area woman who helped revolutionize chocolate and opened an aptly named dessert shop, Chocolat, shares some of her secrets! Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts,Quicker Smarter Recipes makes making sweets manageable, even if you're not a cook or a baker. The key words to remember are "fresh," as in seasonal fruits, tarts, ice cream toppings, and pies; and "quick," as showcased by her easy-peasy food-processed cakes. Author, pastry-chef and teacher Alice Medrich will discuss recipes, sign books, and provide delicious chocolates for tasting at The Pasta Shop (1786 Fourth Street, Berkeley) on Saturday, May 12. 1 p.m., free. 510-250-6004 or

Alison Peters

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