I remember emerging from my first boulangerie and patisserie in Paris feeling smitten. In the city of love, I’d fallen hard for every mousse, tart and croissant in sight. Was there a higher bliss than butter and cream? — I aver not. There still isn’t.
At the age of 17, my two lifelong passions fell into place. I was working in my first newsroom in Washington, D.C. and had discovered the wonders of baking. Through the years, my career in broadcast journalism would have me live in New York, Kuala Lumpur, Doha and currently back in D.C.