"The fine arts are five in number," wrote the chef Marie-Antoine Carême, "painting, sculpture, poetry, music, and architecture—whereof the principle branch is confectionery." He knew what he was talking about. After all, he created croquembouche, a spire of caramelized cream puffs. See the recipe »
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Croquembouche. Remind me to tell you about the time I told Julia Child about my mom's recipe for peppermint Croquembouche and JC was delighted with the idea.