The Boastful Baker

because every cook praises her own broth

October 3, 2012
by Melissa
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Enchanted by apples (and by Charlottesville).

It’s been nearly a year since we decided to move to Charlottesville and I can safely say that I’m very pleased with our decision. Every single thing that I thought I would love about this town is true. With each … Continue reading

May 22, 2012
by Melissa
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French bread and other delights.

When we were in Paris on vacation last month, we were fortunate enough to be able to frequent Poilâne, a famous French bakery, nearly every day. Their shop near The Eiffel Tower was just a block from a metro stop … Continue reading

October 19, 2011
by Melissa
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Heading towards the mountains.

After spending the bulk of my adult life living in or around Williamsburg, I’m leaving. My husband, Joel, got a great job offer from UVA and we decided that he should take it. So we’re moving to Charlottesville in early … Continue reading