08 July 2009

My New, Sugar-Filled World

I have to admit, I have something of a smirk on my face as I write this. I don't want to be one of those people who thinks she's entertaining and witty and a great writer... but really isn't. I'm certainly no Calvin Trillin, Ruth Reichl, or even Molly Wizenberg. My goal for this blog is to keep friends and family in the loop as to what I'm learning along my journey, officially known as L'Art de la Patisserie at Chicago's French Pastry School. I'll post pictures of things I create in my classes as well as details pertaining to how said creation was made. My hope is that writing and photographing will encourage me to always give my best effort - there's no better critic than your friends, right? So, if you're interested, please feel free to follow, bookmark, etc. I think this will be a great outlet to document my new skills and create a dialogue among the important people in my life.

Also, I'll more than likely throw some restaurant-related posts into the mix as well. I'm on a complete foodie adventure here in Chicago, and there's nothing I love more than sharing my restaurant experiences with others. If you have any suggestions as to places I should check out, please let me know. And before any of you suggest Alinea, just know that's my planned reward for myself when I graduate from this 24-week roller coaster!


  1. I can't wait to see pics of the delectable delights you're gonna make! And maybe some of the so-close attempts for fun?
    Excited for you. Good luck!

  2. Sorry I missed your send-off party at Galin's. Love your profile pic... Good luck in the Windy City and blog often!

  3. I'm so excited for this blog account of your time in Chi-town. I always travel vicariously through others...

  4. If its a French school- will they teach you how to make really good french fries?

  5. for good french fries: room 39 in KC and balthazar in NYC. not sure about chi-town's best spuds yet...

  6. I cannot wait to read more Ms. Anthony Bourdain!