Strawberry Cream Puffs
Ed Jiloca was working as a line cook when his boss, Cathal Armstrong (an F&W Best New Chef 2006), promoted him to pastry chef at Restaurant Eve in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Jiloca taught himself by scouring cookbooks and websites. As these luscious cream puffs prove, he's become a master. But in his cool, calm pastry kitchen, he sometimes feels nostalgic for his life on the line: "I miss the heat!"