Award winning author, educator and chef Gail Sokol shares her experience, recipes, tips and tricks in this weekly baking podcast. Chef Sokol specializes in making baking easy and approachable for people of all skill levels.
An Oven Side Chat About A Quest for The Perfect Pizza
Join Chef Gail and her former student, Marshall, as they discuss whether it is possible to make a pizza as good as a pizzeria. Listen as Marshall describes his many experiments along the way towards his quest to create that special pizza at home.
An Oven Side Chat About Specialty Baking
Learn about the different types of baked goods bakeshop owner Holly Harz makes for her customers with special needs. Listen as Chef Gail and Holly discuss the delicate art of specialty baking which includes: Gluten free, Sugar free, Keto and Paleo.
An Oven Side Chat with A True Adirondack Baker
Join Chef Gail and Holly Harz, a bakery owner in the Adirondacks in New York state, in a conversation about Holly’s business and how she got started. Learn about the many types of baked goods Holly makes and the wedding cakes she specializes in.
Not All Fruitcakes Are for Door Stops
Learn the origins of the holiday fruitcake and why it gets no respect! Chef Gail takes you through a history of this legendary cake, why it ages well, and who is actually still eating it. She then shares her idea and recipe for the perfect fruitcake.
Learn what soaking syrups are and how easy they are to make. Chef Gail explains their versatility in the baking world, and how they can elevate the flavor of your baked goods. Many suggestions how to flavor soaking syrups are discussed, as well as the best techniques to soak your cakes like a pro.
Baking with Oats
Explore the world of oats. Learn about the different types of oats and how your baking can be affected by which type you use. Ever hear of a groat? Chef Gail will share her knowledge and explain all.
Super practical and fun
Love her approach and sensibility. Would love to hear her favourite personal takes/tweaks more often vs the gold standard recipe