Central Market threw a lovely soiree last week at the French Legation to celebrate their love of all thing French. Today, May 9th, kicks off their in store celebration Passport France through May 22. Cooking demos, cheese, wine, and pastry specials will rule the aisles in a Francophile’s dream. I am rushing over to the bakery tomorrow to pick up some more of the Kouign Amann pastries I sampled at the Legation. These deeply caramelized cakes of butter and sugar are all the rage in Paris right now. At $4.99 for 4, I think I will be drinking cafe au lait and dreaming of the Left Bank soon.
My name is Christy and I was born, raised, and still live in Austin, TX. I love to travel. I have been all over the US, Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, etc. My second favorite place in the world is Negril, Jamaica where I have been 10 times and counting. I am a trained pastry chef but I am not currently working in "the industry" right now. I became a pastry chef in part to complement the fabulous dinners conjured up by my best friends Ethan and Michelle, who hopefully will be contributing to this blog as well. We went through a 2 year period of "Tuesday Night" dinner parties which were a smorgasbord of bloody meat and red, red wine. Friendships and laughter. The men did all the cooking while the women got tipsy, as all dinner parties should be. If I wanted to participate with food, I had to bring something and I became Dessert Girl. Eventually I attended the Le Cordon Bleu program at the Texas Culinary Academy and received a certificate in Pastry and Baking. I have had several baking jobs but found it hard to make ends meet, so I earn my living elsewhere for now. I have had the pleasure of working with several celebrity chefs including Rebecca Rather, Bronwen Weber, and David Lebovitz. I have also cultivated some amazing friends and resources in the Central Texas area and would like to share my knowledge with all who care to join me. My most recent honor was winning Best Sweet at the Bacon Takedown during SXSW 2011. As the culinary icon Ms. Childs' says, "Bon Appetit!" ***CONTACT ME at firstname.lastname@example.org or twitter @christy111luv*** View all posts by christyluv