CIA trained pastry nerd, prodigal food writer, and certified BraveTart. Once upon a time, Stella cashed out her life savings to attend language school in Tokyo so she could read the secret menu at her favorite sushi joint. Later, Food & Wine would point to that sort of compulsive dedication in naming her one of America’s Best New Pastry Chefs. Stella spends her time wearing a chocolate sprinkle glove, working on her (eternally) forthcoming cookbook, and playing an embarrassment of video games.
Favorite foods: Fluffy yellow cake with fudge frosting and rainbow sprinkles. Baumkuchen. Marshmallows roasted on a stick. Oatmeal cream pies with truck stop coffee. Warm apple cider and doughnuts. Take 5 candy bars in the Kroger parking lot.
Last bite on earth: A big bowl of my husband's gumbo over rice, bottle of red, and, just before the end, a bite of 48% milk chocolate.