The Pastry Chef At Home

About me

Location NYC
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.