On regenerative baking

On Regenerative Baking September 26, 2022 Regenerative baking is what I’m calling the thing I’m doing, at least until I come up with a better name. I see bits...

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The Mock Exam

The Mock Exam May 23, 2022 I don’t know how this happened, but somehow it’s late May in Paris, and I’m closing in on the end of my pastry...

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Dispatch from Superior Pastry

Dispatch from Superior Pastry (Apr. 28) Hurry. That’s the word that best evokes my first few weeks of Superior Pastry at Le Cordon Bleu Paris.  After two terms of...

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A Week in Buzet Wine Country

A Week in Buzet Wine Country (Apr. 3) I am not a wine snob. In fact, I’m a wine idiot. But that didn’t appear to be stopping me, I...

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10 Can’t-Miss Pastries at Paris Bakeries

10 Can’t-Miss Pastries at Paris Bakeries You just arrived in Paris, a little jet-lagged and bleary-eyed. But it’s 10am somewhere (here, as it turns out), and you know exactly...

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The End of Intermediate Pastry, and the Key Lime Story

The End of Intermediate Pastry (And the Key Lime Story) I can’t believe it, but somehow I just finished Intermediate Pastry at Le Cordon Bleu Paris! I’m about to...

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How to Navigate Paris Bakeries Like a Pro

How to Navigate Paris Bakeries Like a Pro If you’re visiting Paris for the first time in a while (or ever), the simplest of shopping can be intimidating. Small...

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Key Lime Pie: WWFD (What Would the French Do?)

Key Lime Pie: WWFD (What Would the French Do)? (Jan. 30) I really thought I’d be spending my January developing vegan and sustainable baking recipes, but that’s on hold...

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Nougat Noir, the Surprisingly Vegan French Confection

This predecessor to nougat de Montélimar is also a more climate-friendly alternative. It's vegan!

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Sabotage in Paris, Part Two

Who knew one little centime could wreak so much havoc? (And other stories from disgruntled downstairs neighbors in Paris.)

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Thanksgiving and sabotage in Paris

11/28: Thanksgiving and Sabotage in Paris I’m going to show you two photos that sum up my most recent week in Paris. On the left, I’ve got a cranberry...

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Kitchen Store Heaven & Vegan Madeleines

Kitchen store misadventures, the history of Les Halles, and vegan madeleines I'll have to make 100 times to get my money's worth (for reasons you'll understand...). Thank goodness they're...

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