Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice

Austin pastry chef Laura Sawicki doesn’t merely invent recipes. No. Each new dish—each work of art—is the arduous result of a tumultuous creative process. Inspired by nostalgia, the sincere desire for every dish to tell a story, and the joy of juxtaposing highbrow and lowbrow ingredients, Sawicki submerges an initial instinct for what she would want to eat into the riot of her imagination—“a circular, messy, delicious, complicated process”—until it transcends her ego to become a conversation, something to share.