Anita Chu

Author, Writer, Baker

Anita Chu, also known as pastrygirl, is the creator of Dessert First, an award-winning blog dedicated to all things sweet.

Dessert First was nominated for Best Baking and Dessert Blog in Saveur’s First Annual Best Food Blog Awards in 2010. Her first cookbook, Field Guide to Cookies, was published in 2008 and her second cookbook, Field Guide to Candy, was published in 2009. Anita’s books and blog have been profiled in the New York Times, Sunset and The Washington Post, among other publications. She has contributed her writing and photography to several online and print publications, and also teaches pastry classes at Tante Marie’s.

Anita is currently working on launching a new food magazine with some other passionate food enthusiasts.