I got to eat some incredible pastries while producing this interview/story, but the absolute best part of the project was getting to work with legendary NPR journalist Danny Zwerdling. I prepped and produced this piece for Weekend Edition.
“For Greg Patent, an Italian bakery burgeoning with pignoli cookies, fat cannoli and sweet pastries is cause for investigation.
Patent, a veteran baker, cooking teacher and cookbook author, hunted down the secrets of ethnic baking from more than 30 nations, including Italy, Nigeria, Austria and India. His new book, A Baker’s Odyssey, collects recipes for the delectable treats and offers insights into their culinary history and cultural significance. For his research, Patent visited more than five-dozen master home bakers around the U.S.”