Zoe Nathan

Los Angeles

Pasties, Breakfast, American


Specialities

Pasties, Breakfast, American

About Zoe Nathan

As owners and operators of four wildly popular eateries in Santa Monica–Huckleberry Cafe & Bakery, Rustic CanyonSweet Rose Creamery, and Milo and Olive–Zoe Nathan and her business partner and husband, Josh Loeb, have built an empire. Their restaurants boast warm and welcoming environments and their chefs take pride in sourcing the finest seasonal and local ingredients. In 2010, StarChefs named the pair “Los Angeles Rising Stars.”

While Zoe is best known for the baked goods and pastries she creates for their restaurants, her beginnings were actually in the savory kitchen. She honed her skills at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York, and gained experience at San Francisco’s famous Tartine Bakery. At Huckleberry, Zoe runs the show and is constantly creating new and seasonal dishes that showcase both her pastry and savory skills. For more stories, secrets, and recipes, pick up a copy of Zoe’s book “Huckleberry,” available online or at your local bookstore. The book catalogs 115 recipes, all presented in the order in which they are baked at Huckleberry. Baking starts at 3:30 am and muffins come first, followed by biscuits, scones, breads, donuts, and hearty, egg-topped dishes. The Food Network calls it "an all-around stunning book. From the immaculate food photography to the craving-inducing recipes to the yellow polka-dot pattern adorning the pages, Huckleberry is everything you could hope for in a bakery cookbook - and then some."


Interview with Chef Zoe Nathan



Zoe Nathan 's Video Tutorials

Old-Fashioned Coffee Cake

Zoe Nathan
Intermediate

This traditional coffee cake is the perfect breakfast sweet to share with your friends and family.

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Classic Cinnamon Rolls

Zoe Nathan
Intermediate

These cinnamon rolls are made with croissant dough so they are flaky, chewy and irresistible.

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How to Line a Cake Pan

Zoe Nathan
Easy

This professional technique will ensure that every cake has a smooth departure from its pan.

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Cinnamon Sugar Brioche Donuts

Zoe Nathan
Intermediate

This recipe is great for making deliciously bready donuts, but can be used to make hamburger buns and brioche loaves as well.

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