Desserts from the French Bakery

Some of my fondest childhood memories are of walking with my mother to La Pâtisserie bakery. This bakery (boulangerie in French) also baked international desserts for the diverse population in my neighborhood, Bay Ridge Brooklyn. We would ask the lovely, fair-haired baker for details about each dessert. 🍨 She would answer patiently and pleasantly, convinced … Continue reading Desserts from the French Bakery

Tribute to Chocolate

I was recently asked why I had not written about chocolate since it is the reigning champion of many of the world's greatest desserts. I did not intend to be remiss on the subject, so this is my first official salute to chocolate, and it will probably not be the last. It's Humble Beginnings Anthropologists … Continue reading Tribute to Chocolate