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Round two with Kris Padalino, pastry chef of Bittersweet

Kris Padalino Bittersweet 500 East Alameda Avenue 303-942-0320 bittersweetdenver.com

This is part two of my interview with Kris Padalino, pastry chef at Bittersweet; part one of our chat ran yesterday.

What cookbooks and/or food-related reading material do you draw inspiration from? I like to read blogs and cookbooks and surf the web for new trends or old ones that I can reinvent. Some of the cookbooks that I fall back on for inspiration are Alinea, Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook and Thomas Keller's The French Laundry, which is one of my favorites. I also enjoy reading David Lebovitz's personal food blog, along with Eddy Van Damme's blog. All of these chefs bring fresh, simple and creative ideas to pastry and food in general.

See also: Kris Padalino, pastry chef of Bittersweet: "I despise cupcakes"