Chef Risa

Boyer

Chef | Entrepreneur | Cookbook Author

Sweet. Savory. Social.

The Vanillamore® Cookbook

Chef Risa Magid Boyer

Chef | Female Entrepreneur | Cookbook Author
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Sweet.

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The Vanillamore® Cookbook

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Whether you are an aspiring pastry chef or a beginner home cook, getting into the kitchen to explore flavor and technique has become a popular pastime now more than ever. Sweet. Savory. Social., written by award-winning restaurateur Chef Risa Magid Boyer, is a cookbook for dessert-lovers who also enjoy preparing healthy, seasonal savory food for family and friends.

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Vanilla Shortbread (& Chai Variation)

These shortbreads are tender and crumbly, they are simple to make and delicious to enjoy.

Raspberry Upside Down Cake

A twist on a more traditional pineapple upside down cake, they are a great summer treat with some whipped cream & almonds sprinkled on top.

Curried Chicken Salad

Swap out traditional celery, add in the refreshing pop of red grapes, and a hint of curry for a hearty chicken salad served on toast or over salad greens.

Chorizo & Figs with Polenta

We take our version of tapas inspired by Spain and Connecticut, creating a hearty meal with polenta and shaved manchego.

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Risa's Reviews

“If anyone knows how to make desserts that are beautiful, creative, sensational and fun, it’s Risa Magid Boyer. Her desserts never disappoint. They always delight. And more often than not, they make you stop and wonder: How in the world did she come up with that?”

Esther Davidowitz, Food Editor, The Record & northjersey.com

Risa's Story

Risa Magid Boyer is a New Jersey native and Culinary Institute of America graduate who opened Vanillamore in Montclair, NJ, in September 2017.  Chef Risa prides herself on creating a restaurant where foodies, families, friends, and the local community can experience exceptional service, an open kitchen, and a virtual art gallery, all in an immersive, approachable way. She graduated from the Culinary Institute of America with a bachelor’s degree in restaurant management and an associate’s degree in baking and pastry arts. She interned at Park Avenue in NYC and Pink Cake Box in Denville, NJ, and has worked in NYC restaurants Sweet Revenge and Armani Ristorante, as well as De Novo in Montclair, NJ. She was also a pastry instructor and resident chef at Sur La Table. Prior to opening her restaurant, she was the owner of Pastries by Risa, a small specialty cake business.

Risa's Story

Risa Magid Boyer is a New Jersey native and Culinary Institute of America graduate who opened Vanillamore in Montclair, NJ, in September 2017.  Chef Risa prides herself on creating a restaurant where foodies, families, friends, and the local community can experience exceptional service, an open kitchen, and a virtual art gallery, all in an immersive, approachable way. She graduated from the Culinary Institute of America with a bachelor’s degree in restaurant management and an associate’s degree in baking and pastry arts. She interned at Park Avenue in NYC and Pink Cake Box in Denville, NJ, and has worked in NYC restaurants Sweet Revenge and Armani Ristorante, as well as De Novo in Montclair, NJ. She was also a pastry instructor and resident chef at Sur La Table. Prior to opening her restaurant, she was the owner of Pastries by Risa, a small specialty cake business.

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