About

Hello, I’m Fanny.

I was born in 1985 on the French Riviera, where I’ve lived for most of my life, except for the couple of years I spent traveling around the world.

After a stage at Pierre Hermé, I decided that the moment I would graduate from the renown ENSAT as a food product developement manager, I would rush back to the school benches to learn pâtisserie the right way. As in: apprenticeship in one of the best pastry shops of southern France, pâtisserie Lac.

I’m now a pastry chef in the most talked-about restaurant of London, where I spend many hours making people happy with beautiful desserts.

I love acorns, London, green bubble tea, skateboarding, Bloc Party, my cameras, being a pâtissière, unicorns, Michel Gondry, peacock feathers, hearts, embroidery, baby squirrels, milk chocolate, and probably many more things/people.

I used to write on foodbeam. My little foodblog born long before I became a pastry chef. But somehow, on the very first morning of 2011, in between the glorious party confetti and glasses of champagne, comme un lait fraise [like a strawberry milk] came to life.

This blog is a dream-catcher. A place where recipes, polaroids and memories are safely kept.

Because, strawberry milk is my very own madeleine. The one drink I would always have as a child. The one drink I now hate the most. And yet, the one drink that makes me happier than a bloody mary.

It, hence, seemed like the perfect name for a blog which aim is to act as a journal of things I see or things that haunt me. Whether they are in London, in the kitchen, or in my dreams.