About the Author
ELIZABETH FALKNER is the executive chef and owner of Citizen Cake and Orson in San Francisco. She was a competitor on Top Chef Masters in 2009 and The Next Iron Chef in 2006, as well as a judge on Top Chef Masters and Top Chef. She is currently shooting for the next season of The Next Iron Chef. Elizabeth was Bon Appétit’s pastry chef of the year in 2006 and was a nominee for James Beard pastry chef of the year in 2005. Her first book, Demolition Desserts, was published by Ten Speed in 2007.