Celebrity Chef Profile: White House Pasty Chef Bill Yosses

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Posted by Sharon on Jul 4

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It's always a patriotic day for pastry chef Bill (or William) Yosses. He has served as the White House Executive Pastry Chef since January 2007, and has been a successful pastry chef for 30 years prior. And this Fourth of July weekend, he's got his sights set on a classic apple pie recipe (among other delicious concoctions, to be sure).

Yosses began his career with apprenticeships in France, studying classical French cooking under the tutelage of renowned chefs such as Daniel Boulud and Thomas Keller. His past restaurant experiences in the U.S. include Josephs Citarella, Bouley Restaurant and Bakery, Montrachet, and the Tavern on the Green Restaurant in New York City. He was also asked to serve as the Holiday Pastry Chef at the White House for 2006.

President Obama speaks highly of Yosses, saying, "Whatever pie you like, he will make it -- and it will be the best pie you have ever eaten." The pastry chef has since been dubbed "The Crust Master."

Bill Yosses stopped by ABC's "Good Morning America" recently to show off his recipe for apple pie. Those who are up to the task this Independence Day weekend will enjoy having a go at it. He recommends Gala, Granny Smith, or McIntosh apples combined with both sugar and local honey. It'll also help to have a food processor handy.

Click to view the recipe for Apple Pie from the White House Kitchen.

Source: ABC News

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