The Blue Baker Halloween Cupcakes – 8 Years Old

My cooking companion since the age of two is my granddaughter . She was my inspiration for The Gourmet Review. We are having  an extraordinary culinary adventure all over the world together with great food, restaurants, and locations around the world. The nickname “Blue Baker” is hers alone.  After all, when you are ten, have baked for years with your “Gamma,” and just purchased a blue apron from Williams Sonoma, the name is a snap!

The “Blue Baker” is twelve now and we’ve had a busy year. She interviews chefs and does “behind the scenes” tours with me in great kitchens. Our first “Inside the Kitchen” tour was with at Daniel Buloud. She has since done kitchen tours, cooking demonstrations and interviews, with chefs from Spago, Wynn Resort Las Vegas and Four Seasons Resort in Hawaii.

My “Blue Baker” also loves to interview cake artists, bread makers, pastry chefs and florists. She’s a pro now and thinks nothing of buttoning up her chef’s jacket and going to work, learning cooking techniques from some of the best chefs in the country. I might add that we have a lot of fun sampling food on the menu as well.  What started out as a fun culinary project with the “Blue Baker,” became The Gourmet Review in 2010. This is fun stuff for a foodie!

2017 UPDATE: My “Blue Baker” is now applying to college. It’s hard to imagine that she is all grown up. Through the years, she has become an accomplished chef. It’s been a remarkable journey for both of us. Lucky me!

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