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La Boulangerie de San Francisco Mixes French Tradition with American Innovation

Above: Pascal Rigo, founder of La Boulangerie de San Francisco Pascal Rigo, the brains behind the French-inspired phenomena known as La Boulangerie de San Francisco, got his start stateside selling pastries to local restaurants and hotels in the Bay Area.  “He would put the leftovers in front of a window,” says Federica Cusumano, the brand’s …

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Ericka Xanthe’s Custom Cakes Are Made with Layers of Love

All photos by Ericka Xanthe Paris is no stranger to love stories. Among the symphony of baguette crust crackling, the burble of street side cafes, and the proximity of art and history, dreams and desires emerge and manifest. But Ericka Xanthe’s recent visit to France was less a discovery of love than a reminder of …

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St. Francis Fountain Clings to Historic Past, Prepares for Changes in Near Future

St. Francis Fountain was born in a pandemic – just not the one you might expect. San Francisco’s oldest ice cream parlor opened its doors during the 1918 influenza outbreak, one of the worst pandemics the world’s ever faced. A public backlash against “mask slackers” was taking place in the city. And a global recession resulted in local businesses shutting down.

Joe’s Ice Cream Keeps Things Cool

Joe’s Ice Cream keeps things cool during the pandemic, all while rebranding and building out its menu. Read the full scoop here. Spoiler alert: This shop serves more than just ice cream!

Going Nuts for Nuttin’ Butter Cookies

Fun fact: There are a lot of different nuts. Even funner fact: They can all be baked into delicious cookies, which is exactly what Nuttin’ Butter Cookies Owner Whitney Singletary is doing. Check out her story here!

The Sweeter Side of Justice with Crumble & Whisk

In June 2020, bakers united across the contry to promote #BakersAgainstRacism. For Crumble & Whisk owner and chef Charles Farrier, it was a time to get involved in “The sweeter side of justice.” Today, he continues promoting positive change, and making great cakes in the process.

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