Q & A

What’s your story? Hi, I’m Jenni. Here's a short recap on my (pastry) roots:
Baking has always been part of my life, a big thanks to my family for that. Only after finishing school did I consider it as a career though. After two and a half years of apprenticeship, work experiences in Paris and London and a "Master of Pastry" course in Cologne - I'm a full-fledged pastry chef.

Why become a pastry chef? Why do you fall in love? Sometimes it just fits. End of story.

Why a blog? I had this sadness that came of my work being around such a short time. So I started taking photos. It makes me happy.

What kind of camera do you use? I use a Canon 550D with a 18-55mm lens. I also love capturing my food and some of life with my iPhone 5s, sharing it on Instagram.

What’s your favorite food? I am to be bribed with high-quality chocolate and salted butter on a french baguette. Throw in a tea or hot chocolate and I’m yours.
I won’t say no to seasonal fruit either.

What’s your favorite kitchen appliance? Probably my KitchenAid Mixer. Or my Kenwood Food Processor. Or is it my Delonghi Ice-C(D)ream machine?

What season inspires you most , why, and what’s your favorite thing to eat at that time? I love spring. You can hear it arriving. And with it come rhubarb. And strawberries. (And whipped cream).

Where are your favorite places to travel? At the moment my heart yearns to be in the Pacific Northwest. I spent a great time living in Portland, Oregon. Right now I'm based in Munich and hope to explore more of Europe.
In general, I love large cities that have a piece of great nature close by.

What type of music do you like? I like singer/songwriter music, such as Conor Oberst, Feist or The Tallest Man on Earth. And indie/electro music such as Youth Lagoon, Fever Ray, Animal Collective.
And I love listening to music while I’m baking. And I love singing along to the radio at work. Johnny Cash already knew: „Singing seems to help a troubled soul.“

What kind of books do you read? I tend to read fiction. I enjoy bestsellers. And I’m a fan of existential fiction such as Milan Kundera’s „The Unbearable Lightness of Being“. Oh, and I really like Siri Hustvedt, especially „What I loved“. And Paul Auster.
Recently I got into Jack Kerouac and Allan Ginsberg, 'them beat writers.

What kind of movies do you watch? I like old movies with Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn. I love Indiana Jones. And I truely enjoyed watching „Julie and Julia“ with my mother.

Finishing Words?  Yes. This quote from Ernestine Ulmer: "Life is uncertain, eat dessert first."