The Kosher Baker, Extraordinaire!
Similar to "the Julia" (the culinary icon), Paula Shoyer, author of The Kosher Baker cookbook, has a very worldly background.
Her husband's work took them to Geneva, Switzerland where Paula worked as a legal advisor for several years prior to the birth of their first child. After their daughter was born, Paula stopped working and decided to take advantage of the culinary opportunities in Europe and went to Paris to enroll in a French cooking school, the Ritz-Escoffier Ecole De Gastronomie Francaise. Upon receiving her diploma in 1996, she returned to Switzerland and started practicing her new baking skills; she converted the wonderful French desserts she learned how to prepare into kosher, parve versions.
Paula baked dairy-free delicacies for friends and her creations were so popular, she began receiving dessert orders for dinner parties. As a benefit for a Jewish organization, she was asked to teach a cooking class