a serendipitously sweet path to pastry success

Meyer lemon budino, strawberry merengue, champagne sorbet, toasted marshmallow, Maldon salt shortbread coins, strawberry powder

I love interviewing people who have such a great story, the article practically writes itself...Janina O'Leary is one of those people.  And can you believe I didn't even GET the entire story in our interview because she is just that humble??  I later found out some more of the details, and the feature  I was writing on her visually stunning, delectable desserts turned into an interview-style piece focusing on her serendipitous rise to success (thanks to Julia Child, Thomas Keller, Pichet Ong, and more).  I've already said too much-- just click here and read the full article on Serious Eats!