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I need to get baked. Bad.

I’m coming up on my five-year anniversary as a full-time newspaper woman at The Acorn Newspapers (reporter for 3.5 years, editor for 1.5) this coming October. 798 more words

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What a Year!

A year ago today, I published the first real post on this blog. (You can read it here.) This was not my first attempt at a blog, as I’d tried several before and none really stuck. 452 more words


Cutting and Piping and Arithmetic

It was a pleasant surprise going into day 3 of pastry school to find out not only were we going to practice piping chocolate, but we were also going to start baking. 371 more words


They Pay Me to Be There

Yesterday, I received my first paycheck from Tartine Bakery. It still seems unreal that after being a fan of this bakery from afar for the last few years, I get paid to show up there five days a week. 1,807 more words


Curiosity from Worst to First

The very first week of pastry school, we were presented with an opportunity to better get to know the San Francisco food scene. Officially, it was called the Curiosity Crawl. 2,852 more words


Join Patisserie School and Cook Up Delectable Goodies!

When it comes to cooking professionals Patisserie chefs hold a unique position.  If you have always enjoyed working with sugar, chocolate, fruit, and other dessert items, becoming a patisserie chef is a rewarding career choice for you. 408 more words

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Life at Tartine

I’m glad I’m able to write (or, rather, share) this post, because I wasn’t sure what Tartine’s policy was with regard to social media. We seem to have hashed out the major parameters, and I feel comfortable sharing my thoughts with the fine people who take the time to read this blog. 2,283 more words