The Pastry Chef At Home
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|Introduction||My name is Erika. I'm a Leo. I'm also an ex academic nerd, sometime pastry chef/chocolatier, and perpetually stressed New Yorker. I love hot chocolate, Turkish cuisine, oysters, black sesame seed ice cream, and Johnny Depp. My blog can be summed up by the following: simple dessert recipes anyone (that means you!) can make + pretty(ish) photos to encourage you + travel tales + ridiculous posts regarding candy nipple tassels, and my sometimes terrible fashion sense. Regarding my photo: Yes, that's a plaster cast of a corpse in the background. And no, I have no explanation for why I'm smiling at that...|
|Interests||cookbooks, travel, cooking shows, Italian French and Spanish films, food magazines, photography, food blogs, Johnny Depp (did I mention him already? Yeah that's because he's perfection)|
|Favorite Movies||True Romance, Ratatouille, Tampopo, Children of Men, Heathers, Dirty Dancing, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Frida, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Amores Perros, Like Water for Chocolate, Perdita Durango|
|Favorite Music||I tend to listen to crappy music so I won't embarrass myself by listing any of it.|
|Favorite Books||The Beach, Revolutionary Road, Flatbreads and Flavors, Brave New World, Kitchen Confidential, Lidia's Italian American Kitchen, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Like Water for Chocolate|
What would you wear for camouflage if you were hiding in a gingerbread house?
Wasabi and jalapeños...so when I eventually get swallowed alive (I mean who hides inside something delicious and edible?!) I'll be regurgitated back to life.