By Ron Ben-Israel, contributions by Kate Kenny and Nikki Junda
In this new season of Sweet Genius, the chefs I invited into my kitchen really raised the bar with unusual techniques and inspired flavor combinations. Candied vegetables? Champagne candies? Pizza dough Rocher? Why not.
The path to genius is never ordinary.
And speaking of unusual techniques, smoking ingredients isn’t just for barbecue anymore. Some of the chefs in my kitchen found imaginative applications for my smoke machine in their desserts. My palate will never be the same.
The competition is fierce and so are my inspirations. Find out what wild new wonders I have in store for the chefs this season. It will be anything but tame.
Being a pastry chef is hard work, but when I’m in the kitchen I like to have fun too. Tune in this season to find out what inspired me to wear a tutu and red nose.
New Season Premieres Thursday, October 18 at 10pm/9c.
- What to Watch: Labor Day Ideas on The Kitchen and a Grandma Takeover on Cutthroat Kitchen
- Host Ted Allen Takes the Judges on a Wild Ride — Chopped After Hours
- Relive the Eviliciousness of Camp Cutthroat and Join the Conversation with Alton Brown
- QUIZ: Which of The Kitchen Co-Hosts Is Your BFF (and Doesn’t Know It Yet)?