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Step Toward Disaster with Marianne Pfeffer Gjengedal

Step Toward Disaster with Marianne Pfeffer Gjengedal

Part 1 of a 2 part series on cake disasters

I used to turn away, literally, from (homemade) disasters. I’d squish my eyes together and face the wall, hoping it might go away. Like the time my sisters and I made a shell necklace for our grandmother and presented it to her at our dining room table. We had collected snail and periwinkle shells on the beach, choosing similar sized shells with little holes just large enough to push through fishing line. But when we presented her the finished necklace and she held it up to admire its length and beauty, the knot gave way and shells slid down her lap and danced noisily across the hardwood floor. And what did I do? I turned and faced the wall. 

What do you do when things go wrong? This episode of The Food Podcast is all about learning to face disasters. Norwegian content producer Marianne Pfeffer Gjengedal, maker of the most colourful, delightful and fantastical tall cakes, shares her cake disaster story and wisdom on how to roll when things go awry. It’s an episode all about pushing through the pain, trusting, and practicing a lot so when disaster does strike, you’re ready for it. 

In this episode we mention -  

  • Marianne Pfeffer Gjengedal’s Instagram @sweet.n.pfeffer 

  • Marianne’s Call Your Girlfriend Cake Video, inspired by @robynkonichiwa    

A post shared by Marianne Pfeffer Gjengedal (@sweet.n.pfeffer)
  • Sesame Street Disaster Cake Skit

  • Episode 30 of The Food Podcast with Marianne Pfeffer Gjengedal (for the backstory on Marianne)

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  • And if you’re in the mood for reading, here is a story about the (almost ruined) Swiss meringue butter cream mentioned in the episode

This series is edited by Abby Cerquitella  

Our theme song is One More Night by Nova Scotia singer songwriter Jenn Grant 

Thanks for listening!

x Lindsay

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The Food Podcast
The Food Podcast is a show where personal stories are shared through the lens of food. Join host Lindsay Cameron Wilson, a best-selling cookbook author and journalist, as she takes you on an adventure through sound, story, music and memory. Food is the launching point, the portal. Human stories, however, are at the heart of each episode. It's a food and story podcast, if you will, released monthly, after a long simmer, when the flavour it just right.