Bakers are some serious scientists. We invent. We test. We fail. And we do it all over again, tirelessly. It’s not hard to find a recipe nowadays, but it’s extremely hard to find a recipe that we want to hide high in our kitchen cabinet, and secretly pass to our grandchildren. We have all wasted too many good ingredients and too much time on mediocre recipes. Hence, HerBakingLab is born. From bestselling cookbooks to random websites (or someone’s grandma’s kitchen if I get lucky), I am your recipe investigator to test them all. For each recipe I tried, I’ll write a “lab report” that’s fun to read (and nothing like my 10th grade lab report!). 🤣
Since I moved to a house with a huge pantry room (yes, now I have a pantry room to store all the weird ingredients. Crazy. I know), I decided to step up my game. Ive always wanted to have my own blog. A little corner on the internet where I can share my thoughts on food or recipes or anything. So, here we are.
Yes and no. Yes, I’ve worked in bakeries and kitchens; No, I’ve never been to a culinary school. I almost went to Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, CA. I visited the campus and their pastry program. I even toured all the nearby apartments and decided which one I would move in after graduating from college. The moment I went back to DC, I saw the news that LCB announced it’s closing all 16 of its culinary schools across the U.S. Bummer. However, because of that I got to stay in DC and thus married my best friend. (See, when God closes a door he opens a window)
Definitely baking at home!!! It’s true you can learn a lot in a professional kitchen, but you kinda start to lose your interest once all the work is repetitive. You will never be bored experimenting in your own kitchen!
Yes! No matter you are a brand or a fellow blogger, I’d love to work with you. Contact me. Stalk my Instagram. Don’t be shy.