Karen Barker

Karen Barker is the award-winning pastry chef of Durham's late and legendary Magnolia Grill. You can find Barker's desserts at her son's restaurant, Pizzeria Mercato, in Carrboro.


The Baker’s Basics: A Trusty Crust

How can a few simple ingredients cause so much stress in the kitchen? A celebrated baker and restaurant owner shares her secrets for foolproof pastry.