Welcome to the fourth and final episode of our summer Food & Drink mini-series, where every Wednesday an expert teaches us something new. Today, we meet pastry chef Natasha Pickowicz. Natasha used to lead pastry in fine dining kitchens such as Altro Paradiso in New York. Now she does DIY pop-up bake sales around New York City to raise money for good causes. She’s a three-time James Beard award finalist for outstanding pastry chef, and her style is playful and free. She tells us how to be creative when it comes to dessert.


Want to stay in touch? We love hearing from you. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap.


Links to a few of Natasha’s recipes:

Natasha is on Instagram @natashapickowicz, where you can find out about her future bake sales and her upcoming cookbook.

Carrot cake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xey5eblVtR8

Layer cake: https://www.bonappetit.com/story/stunning-layer-cakes-natasha-pickowicz

Olive oil cake: https://www.glwd.org/blog/natasha-pickowiczs-pride-cake/

Easy scones: https://www.vice.com/en/article/43pkyq/easy-scone-recipe

How to make a savoury tart out of your leftovers: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/magazine/leftovers-savory-tart-potato-radicchio.html


Special offers for FT Weekend listeners, from 50 per cent off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial can be found here: http://ft.com.ezproxy.cul.columbia.edu/weekendpodcast

Want to join us at the FT Weekend Festival in London on September 3? Here’s a special £20 off promo code, specifically for FT Weekend listeners: FTWFxPodcast22. Buy your ticket at ft.com/ftwf.


This episode was produced by Molly Nugent. Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner.

Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com

Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

View our accessibility guide.

Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2023. All rights reserved.
Reuse this content (opens in new window) CommentsJump to comments section

Follow the topics in this audio


Comments have not been enabled for this article.