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Since living in France and Germany in the early 2000s, my pre-existing love for well made pastries, breads and baked good amplified by a factor of [insert large number here]. Fortunately, others across the globe share this love and I pledge to seek out, taste and relish the results of their labors, and then bow my head with appreciation the passion it takes to create these life's pleasures.
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347 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA
The Bee's Knees Baking Company has, in a stroke of why-didn't-I-think-of-this genius, created a "cake cup". Designed to be both portable and decadent, it's basically homemade cake and frosting served in a petite cup. It allows you to savor each...
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34 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010 Paris, France
Situated a block from the Canal St.-Martin in the 10th arrondissement, Du Pain et des Idées is your favorite corner bakery—only better. The owner, Christophe Vasseur, was named best boulanger in Paris in 2008, and for good reason....
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Section 3, Zhongxiao East Road, Taipei City, Taiwan
The top souvenir from Taipei isn’t jade, electronics, or even clothing. No, it’s the king of Taiwanese desserts—the pineapple cake. In Taiwanese culture, pineapple cakes have come to symbolize wealth and even the island itself. The cakes have a...
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No. 1號, Alley 4, Lane 36, Section 5, Minsheng East Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105
"Pineapple Squares" is what my siblings and I called these for decades, as my uncle made them from scratch for his bakery in Tainan and they were always square shaped. As American children visiting Taiwan, these pastries were the most friendly and...
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Portillo unveils itself after braving the first 24 switchback "curvas" of the Los Libertadores mountain pass. Continue on, and you'll soon reach the Argentinian border. Pull over to the Ski Portillo resort, however, and you will be rewarded with a...