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Best Pastry Chefs 2012 - Baltimore's Chris Ford mentioned

woodleyparkhound | Feb 9, 2012 08:05 AM

Chris Ford, Wit & Wisdom, BaltimoreChris Ford, the pastry mastermind behind Wit & Wisdom at the Baltimore Four Seasons hotel, wants to take you back to your roots.Ford’s desserts embody playful nostalgia, giving childhood favorites an upscale, modern twist. To wit: A textbook apple crisp is updated with fiery cinnamon ice cream. It’s a Red Hot in frozen form. A perfectionist when it comes to technique, Ford insists that reinventing the simple and traditional demands a careful approach. He spent months perfecting the classic pâte à choux recipe for his take on a Fluffernutter sandwich. Coconut pearls, chocolate and hazelnuts sit on a banana cream puff base, creating a dessert that’s far sexier than any sandwich we used to pack in our lunch box.

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