San Francisco is home to some fabulous, innovative food. From giant Mission burritos to flavorful pho and wacky ice cream flavors at Humphry Slocombe, there's never a dull moment. And now there's something new, something so genius and innovative we wonder why no one thought of this before: a monthly dessert subscription service. William Werner, the pastry chef behind the Tell Tale Society's monthly dessert subscription service is one smart guy. He's opening a patisserie and delicatessen on San Francisco's high-end Maiden Lane and found himself in an odd position a few months ago. The beautiful off-site kitchen was ready to roll, but the storefront was not: what is one to do? Craft beautifully designed burlap bags of seasonal desserts, of course!
And we're not talking your average chocolate chip cookies or brownies here. November's bag contained sierra beauty apple - praline butter, warren pear pate de fruit, carrot cake with cocoa and ginger, smoked almond brittle, oak bourbon caramels, and 85% valrhona chocolate marshmallows. William's sweets are inspired and demonstrate a true artist's dedication to his craft. They make us want to get into the kitchen and experiment with new flavors and ingredient combinations.
For more information on local San Francisco pick-up options or national shipping, head on over to the Tell Tale Society Page.
Megan is a freelance writer and recipe developer. Her cookbook, Whole-Grain Mornings, will be available in bookstores nationwide Dec/2013. Megan also owns the Seattle-based artisan cereal company, Marge Granola.
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