An Origin Story.
I'm often asked, "how long have you been baking?" This question doesn't have a straight answer, like March 7, 1998, which would be a straight answer. So here's the best answer I have:
When I was maybe 5, or 7, I convinced my mother to let me make up my own cookie recipe. In my recollection, it consisted primarily of cocoa powder and baking soda and was summarily terrible. I'm sure I also made a terrible mess of the kitchen, something I know I still do. Sorry, Mom.