Monthly Archives: February 2014

Let Them Eat Cake

Can you keep a secret? Despite this blog’s name, I’d say 90% of cakes I try I don’t even like. There’s always some reason: too much buttercream, too dry, too sweet, too rich, too dense, and just plain Meh! And that’s just … Continue reading

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On Love and Sacrifice

I think I gave about ten personal introductions my first week in France. In each one I would explain where I’m from (So-Cal Represent!). I’d explain my professional pastry experience (ZILTCH!) And finally, I’d explain what I’m doing here (cue … Continue reading

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Bready, Set, Go!

I feel this image aptly describes this past week at ENSP: a delightful whirlwind of bread, which naturally left us covered in flour. Week four was condensed boulangerie (bakery) jam packed into a few bustling days that left me both … Continue reading

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InstaFrance

Here are few Instagram highlights from the last few weeks in France: Lyon Winter in Yssingeaux

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On Staying Puft

It’s Puff Pastry Week at ENSP, and what’s not to love? Encasing a giant block of butter in dough, rolling it out and folding it three, four, five SIX times!!! It’s amazing…certainly a feat I’m often too lazy to accomplish … Continue reading

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