About Joanne Chang

Joanne Chang

Joanne Chang is the chef and owner of Flour Bakery in Boston. A Harvard graduate with a degree in applied mathematics and economics, she left a career in management consulting to pursue culinary arts—to great success. Flour has been featured in GourmetFood & WineBon AppetitThe New York TimesCondé Nast TravelerInc., and Boston Magazine and has received numerous Best of Boston awards. Chang has also appeared on the Food Network’s Throwdown with Bobby Flay, in which her sticky buns proved victorious. She’s the author of two cookbooks, Flour and Flour, Too. @jbchang

A ceramic bowl filled with hot and sour soup.

Hot and Sour Soup

This is, quite frankly, the loveliest hot and sour soup we’ve ever had, with none of the usual gloppiness of takeout Chinese. And it’s on the table in just 20 minutes.

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A rhubarb brown sugar pie cut into 7 wedges with one slice missing.

Rhubarb Brown Sugar Pie

Dare we say this is better than your mom’s rhubarb pie? We dare. This lovely rendition flaunts a lovely custard filling with sweet-tart rhubarb atop an impossibly buttery and flaky crust.

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A skillet with caramelized onions and a spatula moving the onions.

How to Caramelize Onions

So-called “caramelized onions” that take just 20 minutes to turn a limpid softness and a pale golden are no substitute for the complex sweetness of properly caramelized alliums. Here’s how to do it right.

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Person holding a plate of fried pork dumplings, with a bowl of black pepper scallion dipping sauce

Fried Pork Dumplings

Call them fried pork dumplings, Chinese dumplings, or even potstickers. Whatever you do, don’t call them difficult to make. So much easier to make than you’d ever imagine.

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The white plates with slices of maple pumpkin pie, each topped with a dollop of whipped cream

Maple Pumpkin Pie

This is just about as traditional as tradition gets. Save for the slight plot twist of maple syrup. Intrigued? You should be.

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A bowl filled with greens, chicken, cilantro, and mandarin orange segments with chopsticks on the side

Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese chicken salad is just like those salads you get at the restaurants with the oranges and cashews and the lovely balance of crunchy and tender and sweet and savory.

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A breakfast pizza topped with egg, bacon, and cheese.

Breakfast Pizza

Baked pizza crust with all the makings of a proper breakfast on top. Seems like a pretty darn good reason to get out of bed to us.

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Five pear turnovers on a piece of parchment in a rimmed baking sheet.

Pear Turnovers

“Much more sophisticated than the turnovers from my childhood.” “Very subtly sweet.” That’s what folks are saying.

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Milky Way tart--crust and chocolate filling topped with chocolate curls on a baking sheet

Milky Way Tart

Can’t beat this Milky Way tart with a stick. It’s a Flour Bakery specialty, and no wonder: buttery crust, milk chocolate mousse, chocolate curls, and caramel.

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Pate Sucree |Tart Dough

Pâte Sucrée

This crust recipe from Flour Bakery in Boston is simple to make, buttery beyond belief, and is the perfect pal for rich fillings, as with the Milky Way Tart.

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