I had the great pleasure of meeting Rose Levy Beranbaum and Woody Wolston for the first time when they made a stop in the Bay Area on their way to Portland for the IACP conference and winning two IACP awards (including Cookbook of the Year).
Rose came to speak at the Bakers Dozen, and I agreed to write an article summarizing the meeting, which proved the perfect way to capture all the details of such a thrilling experience I might have otherwise lost in the excitement of it all-- like lightning bugs in a jar.
I would like to share my article with you so you can feel like you were there, too. You will notice in my closing that I caught Rose's comment "Cake flour is passive aggressive" but didn't hear why. Rose filled me in: "[cake flour is] so tender, yet stronger in the elastic sense, so that the cakes will rise higher!" I want to be like cake flour.
[Article begins after the jump. Pictures will be added shortly.]