Dessert: (di-ZERT) - Meaning an usually sweet food served as the final course of a meal. The word was first recorded in 1600 and it derives from a French word meaning "to clear the table...
Cake.... It is a big part of my life. I work in a cake shop and have done all my life; it might be more accurate to say that I was born into it. My Father is a pastry cook, my Grandfather was a pastry cook and my Great Grandfather was a pastry cook. I am not a pastry cook, merely “a pastry cooks daughter” but I work in my family’s business Paterson's Cakes Shop in Melbourne.
Food has been an important part of my upbringing, both my parents are like me- good eaters and enjoy good food. Like many families’, celebrations centred around the kitchen table and on holidays we always end up indulging in great local food. I remember travelling to Hong Kong and Bangkok as a child where my father had us down the back lanes and market stalls for dinner with the locals. I remember eating in one particular restaurant, the menu was in Cantonese and Dad just pointed blindly to a few selections and we took our chances. The lesson learnt- to try anything once! If you did not like it that was ok but you had to try it.
Here I will include tales of life behind the scenes, some company history and recipes. My thoughts on food, culinary trends, great places to dine and things I have eaten (and want to eat!)- I hope it finds some readers...
6 days ago