ABOUT Pineapple Bread
Pineapple Bread was started in 2008 as a food blog dedicated to culinary and gastronomical exploration. From dishes and recipes created in a tiny kitchenette of the Tenderloin of San Francisco to eager forays into the Old World kitchens of Northern Spain and Europe, the contents of this blog are comprised of recipes, rants, and reflections on life.
The recipes featured in Pineapple Bread draws on Jeanne’s Taiwanese-American background and therefore often features both Eastern and Western styles of cooking and baking, sometimes combining a bit of both.
WHAT is pineapple bread?
Known in Chinese as 菠蘿包 (pronounced: bwoh lwoh bao), it is, literally translated, “pineapple bread bun.” However, this bread does not actually contain any pineapple. Instead, it derives its name from the criss-cross design on its cookie dough exterior that causes it to look somewhat like the pineapple fruit. Please see this entry for more information about pineapple bread.
WHO is Jeanne?
Jeanne is me.
Currently domiciled in San Francisco, California, I have claimed residence pretty much everywhere. Contrary to what people usually think, I’m not originally from California. I spent my formative years growing up all over the South and East Coast of the United States.
More recently, however, I have lived in Taiwan and Spain. While in Europe, I was able to travel all over Spain ( Madrid, Barcelona, San Sebastian, Valencia, Bilbao), to France (Paris, St. Jean-de-Luz), to Belgium (Brugge), and to England (London). I fell in love with the food and the different cultures I was exposed to, and since coming back Stateside, I’ve been trying to either recreate my time abroad or, at the very least, find restaurants that can recreate some of the splendour of the Old World.
You’ll find all of those explorations in this blog.
I recently graduated from law school, and now I’m in that funky in-between grey area of life as I look for a job, study for the bar, and generally try not to be to big of a
loser hermit. It actually keeps me quite busy.
But I would like to be employed. Sooner rather than later, please.
Here’s a cover letter:
Dear future law-firm-employer, I am an intelligent, well-traveled, well-fed, and dedicated attorney-to-be who can whip up a mean patent and an even meaner risotto. I would be the ideal employee, as I’m quick on my feet, write and speak well (most of the time), and have enough passion to rival a starving rhinoceros. Not that I’ve had the luck to encounter a rhino anytime recently . . . In any case, if you need a patent agent/attorney on the cheaps, please feel free to shoot me an email. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love ya! I mean . . . Sincerely, Jeanne.
In my free time . . .
[@] – email me: email@example.com