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Lottie + Doof

Lottie + Doof
Recently there has been some discussion about pastry chefs and their importance in restaurant kitchens. You know by now that I consider dessert to be the most important part of any meal, and I stand in solidarity with pastry chefs and their kin. I want to spend some time this year highlighting my favorite pastry makers and bakers in Chicago, because they are amazing and have a lot to teach home bakers. I’m always shocked when people don’t order dessert—are they ill? is this a sign of mental illness? do they not understand what dessert is?

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