The Piglet

Have We Found the Best New Vegan Cake? A Professional Baker Weighs In

Piglet day 2 involves lots of dessert and a very delicious peanut sauce.

March  6, 2019

On Piglet day 2, Umber Ahmad—James Beard Award-nominated chef/owner of Mah Ze Dahr Bakery in N.Y.C.'s West Village—takes two cozy, comforting books for a spin: JJ Johnson and Alexander Smalls' Between Harlem and Heaven and Nigella Lawson's At My Table. Umber cooks and bakes up a storm from both (including several oh-so-good cakes, and a very memorable peanut sauce), and along the way asks herself the important question: "Which one speaks my food language?"

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