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Nadine Donovan, pastry chef of Old Major: "Bourbon makes everything better"

Nadine Donovan Old Major 3316 Tejon Street 720-420-0622 oldmajordenver.com

This is part two of my interview with Nadine Donovan, pastry chef of Old Major; part one of our chat ran yesterday.

What do you enjoy most about your craft? It's rewarding. At the beginning of the day, I step into a calm kitchen, set up my station and start scaling, mixing, stirring, baking, poaching and kneading. It's a whirlwind of creation starting with a few simple ingredients and ending with cakes, pies, breads and ice creams. And it's a great feeling to step back and see all of the things that you've produced. An even better feeling is watching what you made being placed in front of an eagerly awaiting guest.

See also: Nadine Donovan, pastry chef of Old Major: "More power to vegans, but for the sake of humanity, leave the cake to us"

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Lori Midson
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