Frugal Foodie: 2941’s Anthony Chavez

The Frugal Foodie: 2941’s Anthony Chavez
The Frugal Foodie: 2941’s Anthony Chavez

What $48.62 buys you. Photograph by Kelly DiNardo

The Frugal Foodie: 2941’s Anthony Chavez
The Frugal Foodie: 2941’s Anthony Chavez

2941’s Anthony Chavez brought flexible molds, a scale, and his own piping bag. Photograph by Kelly DiNardo

The Frugal Foodie: 2941's Anthony Chavez
The Frugal Foodie: 2941’s Anthony Chavez

Chavez chops dried apricots for the honey-yogurt custard. Photograph by Kelly DiNardo

The Frugal Foodie: 2941's Anthony Chavez
The Frugal Foodie: 2941’s Anthony Chavez

Chavez scrapes the vanilla bean and suggests using the pod to flavor sugar or bourbon. Photograph by Kelly DiNardo

The Frugal Foodie: 2941's Anthony Chavez
The Frugal Foodie: 2941’s Anthony Chavez

Vanilla bean and butter. Photograph by Kelly DiNardo

The Frugal Foodie: 2941's Anthony Chavez
The Frugal Foodie: 2941’s Anthony Chavez

Chavez whisks the egg whites and sugar over heat to help blend the eggs better.

The Frugal Foodie: 2941’s Anthony Chavez
The Frugal Foodie: 2941’s Anthony Chavez

Chavez pipes the meringue into flexible molds. Photograph by Kelly DiNardo

The Frugal Foodie: 2941’s Anthony Chavez
The Frugal Foodie: 2941’s Anthony Chavez

Chavez pours caramel over the popcorn. Photograph by Kelly DiNardo

The Frugal Foodie: 2941’s Anthony Chavez
The Frugal Foodie: 2941’s Anthony Chavez

Lightly cooked meringues for the floating islands. Photograph by Kelly DiNardo

The Frugal Foodie: 2941’s Anthony Chavez
The Frugal Foodie: 2941’s Anthony Chavez

Chavez pipes batter into molds for the bouchons. Photograph by Kelly DiNardo

The Frugal Foodie: 2941’s Anthony Chavez
The Frugal Foodie: 2941’s Anthony Chavez

Baklava-style fillo dough over a honey-yogurt custard. Photograph by Kelly DiNardo

The Frugal Foodie: 2941’s Anthony Chavez
The Frugal Foodie: 2941’s Anthony Chavez

Chocolate bouchons. Photograph by Kelly DiNardo

The Frugal Foodie: 2941’s Anthony Chavez
The Frugal Foodie: 2941’s Anthony Chavez

Floating island with mandarin jus. Photograph by Kelly DiNardo

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