CHOCOLATE WITH A TASTE OF PAKISTAN (CULINARY HISTORIANS)
Uzma says she has had a sweet life, surrounded by family and food. Growing up as a first generation Pakistani-American in Chicago and occasionally visiting her family in South Asia, Uzma recalls being greatly influenced by her grandfather, a renowned pastry chef in Pakistan.
Today we’d like to introduce you to Uzma Sharif.
HOW TO CHEAT LIKE A FRENCH PASTRY CHEF THIS HOLIDAY
Two or three cream puffs — the number depends on the size of the puffs and your appetite — go on next, followed by chocolate sauce, whipped cream and a garnish of candied rose petals (we found them at Chocolat Uzma Sharif in Pilsen). You could also use candied violets, candied ginger, or candied orange or lemon zest, Cree notes.
EAT: CHOCOLAT UZMA SHARIF
Run by a former Wolfgang Puck pastry chef in Pilsen, Chocolat turns out cocoa-based artistry like disks of chocolate topped with candied rose petals and Kashmiri chai bonbons. If your significant girl (or you, don't lie) is into learning about/eating an insane amount of sweets, introductory choco-making classes are offered on Saturdays.