Sugared & Spiced

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2013 In Retrospect

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January

Hello 2013! The year started with counting down and feasting in London, followed by a Ferrandi end-of-the program trip filled with oysters, Grand Manier, and other good stuff.

2013 retrospect january

2013 retrospect january

2013 retrospect january

2013 retrospect january

February

Ended the pastry program at Ferrandi, took a trip to Barcelona, and started the 5-month internship at Un Dimanche a Paris.

2013 retrospect february

2013 retrospect february

2013 retrospect february

2013 retrospect february

March

Had a heart-attack when Jacques Genin stopped selling his pastries, but also discovered Jean’s amazing cookies and Carin’s enchanting photography in the same month.

2013 retrospect march

2013 retrospect march

2013 retrospect march

2013 retrospect march

April

Warm weather means picnics, starting with pelouse en été hosted by Lauren. Then there was my birthday champagne dinner prepared by the roommate, a Seine-side picnic hosted by these very, very lovely girls, and surprise birthday cake and new chef jacket from colleagues at UDAP. I still feel the love :)

2013 retrospect april

2013 retrospect april

2013 retrospect april

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May

Time for flowers, more picnics, a new favorite pastry (jardin d’été from UDAP), and a belated birthday celebration with good wine, home-cooked dishes, and a Tim Walker photography book.

2013 retrospect may

2013 retrospect may

2013 retrospect may

2013 retrospect may

June

Last days as an intern at UDAP (I still miss that place so!), and a trip to London/Cambridge.

2013 retrospect june

2013 retrospect june

2013 retrospect june

2013 retrospect june

July

A full month of traveling starting from Austria, driving down to Slovenia, Croatia, and eventually ended up in Italy (Venice, Florence, SienaRome, Amalfi Coast). Travel photos yet to be uploaded…

2013 retrospect july

2013 retrospect july

2013 retrospect july

2013 retrospect july

August

A month of doing nothing in particular, just soaking up the last bit of Paris in preparation for returning to Asia. Prosecco by the river, drawing in the park, amazing home-cooking by American Cook in Paris, strawberry-picking in the farm…

2013 retrospect august

2013 retrospect august

2013 retrospect august

2013 retrospect august

September

Decided last minute to stay in Paris instead of going back to Asia, literally on the day of my flight out. After two (extremely stressful) weeks, successfully extended visa for another year and landed a job as a pâtissier at Fauchon. Before starting work, a trip to Bordeaux for some wine and dine.

2013 retrospect september

2013 retrospect september

2013 retrospect september

2013 retrospect september

October & November

These two months zipped past with work, work, and work. Some fun interludes: a visit to the pastry kitchen of Georges V and Le Bristol, joint-interview with Lindsay, Pierre Herme’s Fetish Ispahan, and an Evgeny Kissin concert.

2013 retrospect november

2013 retrospect november
2013 retrospect november

2013 retrospect november

December

Crazy pre-Christmas time in the pastry kitchen making thousands of bûche de noël. Then on Christmas day, treated to a lovely home-cooked meal and decided to make a broccoli Christmas tree. The year ended with a trip to Strasbourg, Colmar, Dijon, and Beaune.

2013 retrospect december

2013 retrospect december

2013 retrospect december

2013 retrospect december

What a year it has been, hmm? 2014, bring it on.
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