The Artful Baker

The Artful Baker

April 12th, 2017 | Category: Cookbook


The day has come. It’s finally time to announce that my labor of love and obsession for the last seven years, titled The Artful Baker (and aptly subtitled Extraordinary Recipes From an Obsessive Home Baker), will be published by Abrams in October of this year! It’s also finally time to tell you what I’ve been up to for the past two years. I have to go back six ...

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Fave dei morti + Tasting Rome Giveaway

Fave dei morti + Tasting Rome Giveaway

April 04th, 2016 | Category: Cookbook, Cookies


Julia Child once said: “People who love to eat are always the best people.” I’d like to add to that that they also make the best food writers. I know very few people who loves to eat more than my dear friend Katie Parla, whose latest book, Tasting Rome, hit the shelves last week. Today, I’m giving away one copy of Tasting Rome and three exclusive gifts to a ...

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San Francisco Travel Notes – Japantown, Pacific Heights and Marina

San Francisco Travel Notes – Japantown, Pacific Heights and Marina

November 16th, 2015 | Category: Restaurants, Travel


The moment I arrive at my hotel in San Francisco, I throw my suitcases into the room, wash my face and I’m out the door. I don’t care how tired and swollen I get after a 14-hour flight. There is no time to waste. Out of the hotel, I take a right. Twenty steps later, I’m standing in front of the coziest and best manicured public park my ...

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Dandelion Chocolate + Great News!

Dandelion Chocolate + Great News!

June 26th, 2015 | Category: Chocolate, Travel


The plans I had for my San Francisco trip… I was hoping to have breakfast at Tartine, lunch at Pizzeria Delfina, dinner at Zuni, ice cream at Bi-Rite Creamery & Humphry Slocombe and several coffees throughout the day at Blue Bottle EVERY SINGLE DAY. Then, I was going to visit every vintage store and photograph every mural in town, beg the lady at Cookin! for discounts, take ...

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Pistachio Butter, Chocolate & Fleur de Sel Tartine

Pistachio Butter, Chocolate & Fleur de Sel Tartine

May 13th, 2015 | Category: Bread, Chocolate


I forgot to mention one last detail about the book: It weighs 5.5 pounds! So you could imagine my surprise and gratitude when a reader brought 3 copies in a carry-on luggage to my second book signing. I certainly didn't expect that. Actually, I was worried that most of the readers wouldn't be so willing to lug the giant. I couldn't let anyone leave empty-handed, so I brought ...

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