This week, we're excited to welcome Angela Garbacz to Salt + Spine, the podcast on stories behind cookbooks.
Angela is the founder of the Lincoln Nebraska pastry shop Goldenrod Pastries, which is focused on “inclusive baking,” the term Angela uses to describe her menu full of baked goods without dairy or gluten. Named one of Time magazine’s “one of the most innovative women in food and drink," and included on Cherry Bombe's "100 List" of influential women in the industry, Angela has been a leader in the conversation on both dietary-sensitive baking and female empowerment.
Now Angela’s distilled her recipes and two decades of professional baking experience into her first cookbook, Perfectly Golden, which offers everything from confetti cookies to her grandmothers’s famous peach coffee cake. And all the recipes are easily adaptable — you can use butter or dairy, if you’d like, or keep them gluten- and dairy-free.
And while Perfectly Golden will bring those stellar baked goods into your kitchen, it’s also a book rooted in family and female empowerment, as Angela shares stories of baking with her grandmother, turns the pen over to her mother, and celebrates the women who run her shop.
Angela joined us remotely from her bakery early in the pandemic (if you hear some bustling in the background, her team was hard at work adapting to the new normal!).