Hello and welcome!
My name is Maryanne and I am The Little Epicurean! How did I get the name? Well, long story short, every other domain name I wanted was already taken. I came across the word “epicurean” and looked up its definition. It means devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasures, especially to the enjoyment of good food and comfort. BINGO!
I started TLE back in 2011 as a means to share my baking and traveling adventures with my family and friends. Since then, this blog has grown and developed into this recipe/life/travel journal that I absolutely love! I try to create approachable and inspired recipes. I believe you should always save room for a little something sweet, which is probably why I focus so much on desserts.
All my life, my friends have called me a “feeder.” I like to feed people, it’s the way I show others I care. I love you means nothing unless you back it up with a chocolate cake. The same for goes for apologies. Sorry is only genuine with a dozen donuts.
I am formally trained in baking and pastry arts. I studied at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena, CA. I continued on to specialize in cakes (primarily wedding cakes) at The French Pastry School in Chicago, IL. By no means do I think culinary school is necessary to become a good cook.
My idea of a perfect meal involves lots of noodles, dumplings and rice. Yes, I am all about carb-loading. While I am lactose-intolerant, I am more than willing to endure the pain and bloating for a double scoop of ice cream in a chocolate dipped waffle cone.
Who are Alex, Charlie and Taylor? Alex is my
boyfriend fiancé! (Read about the proposal here) He’s a chef. Great, huh? He does all the savory cooking, while I do all the desserts. We’re a perfect match. As for Charlie and Taylor- they are my sweet, adorable, dorky pups.
Thank you so much for visiting my site and taking the time to read up about me. Don’t forget to “like” me onFacebook. Let’s be friends on Instagram and we can follow each other on Twitter and Pinterest.
Want to talk about puppies, desserts, or travels? I’m also always looking for lunch buddies in the Los Angeles area. Email me at maryanne[at]thelittleepicurean[dot]com