About Me?  That’s a tricky question.  It really depends on who’s asking, what I’m willing to tell, what impression I want to bestow.  I’m generally a shy person at first, keeping quiet and surveying the room until I get comfortable.  This is where you win.  What you need to know is that I am a baker/ pastry cook (I don’t want to claim the title chef just yet) living in Edinburgh, Scotland with a quirky husband and delightful dog and recently uprooted from Austin, Texas and originally southern California.   I graduated with a certificate in baking and patisserie from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Austin, as well as a bachelor’s in history at the University of California, Riverside.  I am rather geeky, in terms of food and history, but I just want to share what I learn!

I love food, especially baking.  It has a wonderful way of bringing people together and even separating them.  Food is very powerful, it can dictate economies, define culture, and explain history.  My aim with this blog is to share and discuss the food I’m finding in my new homeland and some important bits of culinary history in between.

I’m passionate about making bread, finding the best hot chocolate and keeping myself warm in some sort of fashionable way.  This transition to chilly and beautifully green Scotland has been incredibly rewarding.  I hope you’ll enjoy the blog and join in on my adventures.  Happy reading!  Thanks!

Oh, and I shouldn’t forget this, my name is Andrea.


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