About Me

Hi! I’m Maya. I’m a junior at New York University and am spending my spring semester in Paris, France! I love to eat just about anything and love to bake! I love to travel and hope I can find a job someday that just allows me to travel as much or as little as I’d like!

I like butter more than one really should, but honestly, everything tastes better with butter. I’m a big devotee of Julia Childs 😉 I was probably born in the wrong decade as I really think I was meant to be an American in Paris in the 1920’s walking the streets with Hemmingway, Joyce, and Gertrude Stein.

I had Hodgkins Lymphoma last year, so now, I’m really trying to live life to the fullest, as you never know what’s going to happen tomorrow! (I’m all better now incase you were wondering and I have a whole blog dedicated to my cancer story here if you care to read about it 🙂 )

2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. February the 1rd, ‘o10
    Dear Maya,
    One day you and your Father went to Santee Alley in downtown Los Angeles, guided by a scruffy friend of his named Alex. This friend seemed lost, kept saying, “…it should be right aroung the corner…” That is me, Alex.
    Jeff gave me your websight, and I am enjoying reading your entries—like your dad, you know how to write.
    My favorite flavors are licorice (you would not believe howl much I eat!) and lime lime lime! Eye love ANYthing with lime—lime pies, lime cookies, lime tarts, lime in the coconut, lime shrimps, lime toads, lime anything.
    One night I tried to make lime bars with key lime filling om a graham cracker crust—like a lemon bar but much better, as it is made with limes. They were a failure. Hear is the thing: having never made bars like this, I did not know that you kind of have to pack the crumbs down firmly. As I am sure you guessed, they came out way too slimy–impossible to hold like a bar. Come to think of it, everybody ate them anyway, just with spoons out of bowls. They all said they liked them, but probably they were being kind. I know I loved them, gooey mess and all, because they were lime.
    Do you know how to make anything with limes or licorice? Eye don’t drink anymore, but I used to just love Ouzo. Oh, God. Do you think there may be a way to bake something with Ouzo? I could eat it, because I am sure that the alcohol is baked away.
    Anyway, Maya, I wish you the very best at NYU and everywhere else life takes you! Your Dad has kept me up to date on you since you were born and it is always a pleasure to hear how you are doing.
    Big Old Pastries of Peace and Love on Your Plates, Alex

  2. Maya! Ahh your blog is amazing. I am truly impressed and inspired. Inspired by the pure awesomeness of the blog as well as by the recipes! i can’t wait to have my own apartment in a few years and get stress baking again! I hope your trip to Israel was good, and let me know if you have time to get together. I would absolutely love to catch up.


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