It might surprise you to know that the baker behind From Politics to Pastry, Amy DuVall, was an environmental lawyer and lobbyist for more than three decades before switching career tracks. She’d achieved every goal she had set in her previous field—and, as a result, was unsure where to go next. So she decided to pursue what was, at the time, merely a hobby: baking. The result is a business that delivers Italian sweets and other baked goods for special events and, perhaps more importantly, virtual cooking classes for the masses!
If your New Year’s resolution was to try something new, sign up for one of Amy’s upcoming Zoom classes, like the flaky biscuits class on Sunday, January 9th at 3 p.m. Here’s how it works. Register for the class ($35), and you’ll receive a Zoom link via email, along with an ingredient list and a recipe. Make sure you have all the tools and ingredients you need by the time class begins because you’ll be baking in real-time with Amy. She’ll explain each step and technique, and you’ll follow along at home. By the end of the 90-minute class, you’ll have a treat to taste in your own kitchen! Other upcoming sessions will show students how to make biscotti, chai cookies, and even fresh pasta.