Standard Baking Co. Pastries, Alison Pray


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As we made our way through the Northeast via minor league baseball, Portland became one of our favorite places on the East coast. Every trip to play the Sea Dogs became an opportunity to stop at Standard Baking Co. Years later, I purchased this cookbook from inside the bakery as a keepsake. As I turned the pages to potentially bake from it, I realized the depth of every-day working knowledge packed into this book, and I hate to brag, but it helped me make a laminated dough correctly on the first try. Worth every penny.

Alison Pray opened Standard Baking Co. in 1995 with her husband, Matt James. Charmed by the neighborhood boulangeries and open-air markets of France, the two were inspired to bake their own artisanal breads and pastries, and recreate that same sense of community in Portland. Standard Baking Co. has been recognized in Bon Appétit, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Travel & Leisure, and featured on National Public Radio. Tara Smith is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. After graduation, she served as a teaching assistant at the school's award winning Apple Pie Café. She now is head pastry chef at Standard Baking Co.


0.99" H x 9.37" L x 7.34" W, 175 pages. hardcover.

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