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Nathaniel Reid Bakery

A little more than a year ago before I moved back to St. Louis, I read about Nathaniel Reid Bakery. Reid, a classically-trained pastry chef, is from St. Louis. He moved back to town after living in France and Southern … Continue reading

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Le Gibassier

When I lived in France, I never saw gibassier at the bakery. It’s probably because I lived in northern France near Paris. Gibassier, or a buttery breakfast bread made with orange and anise, is more common in southern France near … Continue reading

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Blueberry Clafoutis

Clafoutis is an under-appreciated French dessert, in my humble opinion. Maybe it’s appreciated more in France but in America, it doesn’t always get the face time it deserves. People are distracted by more popular French pastries like macarons and croissants. … Continue reading

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Blackberry Financiers

Weekends are funny things.  I don’t think I ever really appreciated them until I started working.  In college and high school, weekends sort of felt like an extension of the regular week; I would still have homework to do, I … Continue reading

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Cream Puff Mishaps…And Foundation Grounds

This past weekend wasn’t particularly eventful.  The weather was unseasonably warm, so I spent most of each day outside.  On Saturday, though, I had a specific craving…Not for something sweet, for a change, but something savory. So, I headed to … Continue reading

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