One of the joys of working here at
Brian decided to devote himself full-time to baking and opened Red Truck Bakery, in Orlean, Virginia.
We've always known he's a fantastic baker, but it was nice to see a shout-out to him in the New York Times' list of best mail-order gourmet gifts the other day. Some of his specialties, in addition to the holiday-themed dishes mentioned in the review, are sunflower wheat bread, rum cakes and granola. (Only one downside: because of the extra business whipped up by this lavish but entirely deserved praise, he can't get away from the kitchen long enough to stop by the office holiday party.)