How to Freeze Homemade Cookie Dough for...

6th May, 2015

When people learn of my vast and all-consuming love of sweets, they are often surprised to learn that dessert was largely absent from my childhood. My mother is not a…

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A Guide To Valencia’s Pastries:...

4th May, 2015

  I’ve never been one to have much restraint when it comes to sweets, especially when I can eat them in the name of “research.” “It burns more calories this…

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Homewrecking Croissant, Valencia, Spain.

30th Apr, 2015

Paco Roig Bakery, Mercat Central, Valencia: “I love you.” “Awww, well, I lo– wait … are you talking to the croissant?” “… Yes.”

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Traditional Dishes of Valencia: Paella...

29th Apr, 2015

My muscles hurt. This is only slightly unexpected. I have been known, on occasion, to go for a run, even if it might be in pursuit of an ice cream…

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Salzburger Nockerl: Austria’s Eggy...

23rd Apr, 2015

We went to Salzburg for the afternoon, again at Jeff’s suggestion (for a guy who hates bedazzlers, he knows what’s up). It was the weekend and everything was closed, so…

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Why are Some Croissants Straight, and...

12th Jan, 2015

  “I wonder why some croissants are straight and others are curved.” “It has to do with butter content.” “Wait, what?” “The ones that are straight are made from butter.…

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What Happens When a Sugar Junkie Gives...

16th Dec, 2014

I am a sugar fanatic. This should hardly come as a surprise to anyone who’s visited this site at least once (I have a category of posts labeled “Cupcake Death…

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Romdeng Restaurant, Phnom Penh, Cambodia...

18th Sep, 2014

Spoiler: We eat spiders. If you do not want to see photos of this, then you may want to read another post. (May I suggest this one? It’s about the best cupcakes…

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WTF Weds: Durian. Ugh. Durian.

23rd Jul, 2014

I would like to take a moment to talk about durian. I have to. I have spent the larger part of the morning working on a post about the Khmer…

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