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Heather Bertinetti

Heather Bertinetti is the talented young pastry chef working her way through some of Manhattan’s most acclaimed restaurants. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America with a degree in baking and pastry arts, Heather joined Gramercy Tavern and, just two years later, Per Se. She then went on to open and receive rave reviews at Alto, Convivio, Marea, and Osteria Morini. Heather has been lauded by The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and was named in Zagat's 2011 "30 under 30: New York's Hottest Up-and-Comers."


Charlie Dougiello

Charlie Dougiello is the CEO and a co-founder of The Door, a full-service branding, marketing, and public relations firm representing clients in the culinary, hospitality, entertainment, and consumer product sectors. He is the former director of publicity for Rachael Ray, the Emmy Award-winning, syndicated series hosted by Rachael Ray.

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Photograph by Sharon Ramer

J. M. Hirsch

J.M. Hirsch is the national food editor for The Associated Press. He is on Instagram and Twitter as @JM_Hirsch. His previous books include Beating the Lunch Box Blues, High Flavor, Low Labor: Reinventing Weeknight Cooking and Venturesome Vegan Cooking. He lives in New Hampshire. 



Four Seasons Pastry Chef Heather Bertinetti On Baking Desserts From Her New Cookbook

Heather Bertinetti's new cookbook, Bake It, Don't Fake It!, will impress everybody with easy recipes for truffles, macarons, pie, and more! A veteran of Manhattan's top eateries, Heather knows her way around the perfect dessert and now so can you.