My name is Tom. I am a pastry chef in America’s finest city, San Diego, California. Working professional by day, creative artist by night. I’ve been at dessert design for about a decade.
Tartistry.com is a dessert blog, food photography gallery, and baking and pastry resource for individuals that live a culinary lifestyle. Someday it will be a dessert shop.
I am presenting unique, original content crafted to entertain and educate. Most of the focus is on sweets you can make at home, with an occasional nod to savory. I will post on visits to dessert eateries, farmers markets, shops, and festivals around San Diego and beyond.
I’m devoted to delivering fresh content focused on seasonal cooking trends, holiday fare, and peak season ingredients. My desserts have a slant towards decadent and elegant. I share cookbook and reference bestsellers from past and present, new discoveries, and publications focused on ingredients and desserts that are presently enjoying peak seasonality and awareness.
The dishes and accompanying recipes are selected and published based on taste testing and accessibility to recreating the dish in the average home kitchen with common household cookware and appliances. Dessert development is simple. Use high quality ingredients and proven technique. I adapt recipes to fit my style, my skillsets and practice, and the likes of my friends and family.
San Diego is home to many award-winning authors, food celebrities, top food writers, and photographers. Perhaps I will engage them. Time will tell.