Following the death of her mother, grief pushed Olivia Potts into the kitchen. She came home from her job as a criminal barrister and baked. Her cakes sank and her custard curdled, but she found comfort in jams and solace in pies.
She left the bar and enrolled on the Diplôme de Pâtisserie at Le Cordon Bleu, plunging headfirst into the world of patisserie, with all its challenges, frustrations and culinary rewards. Interspersed with recipes, this is a heart-breaking, hilarious and life-affirming memoir.