Hello and welcome!
About The Little Epicurean blog
On this website, I share from-scratch recipes (with a heavy focus on desserts and cocktails) and the occasional travel guide post.
I have a crazy love for recipe development and I enjoy experimenting in the kitchen. Ultimately, my passion lies with butter, sugar, and flour.
Through approachable recipes, I hope to share with you the joys of baking and home cooking. I believe you should always save room for a little something sweet!
My name is Maryanne and I am The Little Epicurean!
How did I get my moniker? Standing at barely 5 feet tall (“little”) and devoted to the pursuit and enjoyment of good food and comfort (“epicurean”), put them together and that’s my name.
How did you learn to cook and bake?
After graduating from UCLA, I took a massive detour and found myself in culinary school. I studied at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone (2010) in Napa Valley and the French Pastry School (2011) in Chicago.
Tell me about your love of food
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 decadent chocolate cake.
The same goes for apologies. Sorry is only genuine with a dozen donuts.
While I am lactose-intolerant, I love cheese and I am more than willing to endure any pain and bloating for a double scoop of vanilla ice cream in a chocolate dipped waffle cone.
I love hearing from readers. Feel free to email or leave a comment on a post if you have any questions. You can also follow me on Pinterest and Twitter. I post on Instagram whenever I have new recipes and I update my Facebook page frequently.