Stella Parks Shows How American Pastry Chefs Can Embrace the Ethos of Japanese Desserts

Chandra Ram

Japanese dessert can (and should) be so much more than green tea ice cream. We spoke with Stella Parks about the desserts she discovered while living in Japan, and how they inspire even her classic American desserts.

Why did you want to move to Tokyo? 

I was interested in Japan for a long time. I studied Japanese in high school, so I had a...