The short of it
WHAT I DO: I develop recipes and make videos teaching people how to make those recipes. I love being in front of the camera. I share recipes on this blog, the New York Times, the Food Network, and my cookbook!
WHERE I LIVE: New York City. But, I visit my hometown of Baton Rouge, LA often.
HOW I LEARNED TO COOK AND BAKE: I’m mostly self taught. I learned the basics from my mom and granny, and the rest from cookbooks much like the one I wrote, Life is What You Bake It,. I won Season 4 of the Great American Baking Show, and that whole process helped me trust my baking instincts and believe in myself!
WHY I’M HERE: I want to help you become a better, more confident baker. I also want you to know that you can achieve your dreams if you’re willing to put in the work 😉
WHEN THIS ALL STARTED: I graduated from USC with a degree in Psychology and French, and then I got my JD from USC Law School. During my last year of law school, I started a cooking blog. I went on to practice law for 8 years, but then I decided it was time to live the life I wanted — so I bet on myself and took a huge risk to try to make it as a full-time foodie. I tell the whole story in my cookbook.