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In Search of the Sweet Life: Trekking the World in the Name of Pastry

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Angela Garbacz has trotted the globe to find the world’s best food and has the stamps on her passport to prove it.

She’s enjoyed life-changing buckwheat pancakes in Reykjavík, visited a specialized temperature-controlled cake decorating kitchen at the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong, and discovered a boutique in Amsterdam that served only perfect little chocolate cookies with white chocolate ganache centers.

These types of discoveries especially excite Garbacz as a pastry chef and owner of Lincoln, Nebraska’s Goldenrod Pastries—a boutique patisserie specializing in dairy and gluten-free baked goods.

“If I could put together a collage of photos from every restaurant, coffee shop, and bakery I've visited, you would likely be able to see little...

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