Tell us a little about yourself using a Haiku.
Best thing in the world
Peanut butter chocolate
Nom nom, nom nom nom
Tell us a little about the origins of Rather Little.
It all started in my grandmother’s kitchen in California, where I’m from. My grandmother, mother and I have a penchant for making rich, decadent desserts and sharing them with friends and family.
Rather Little is a way to bring the best of those tried recipes here to Melbourne, to share the taste of American-style treats. Plus, there aren’t enough chocolate + peanut butter options in this city and that needs to change.
Describe your creative process.
Trying new foods, tasting new combinations then Googling recipes comparing them all to see what will work out best. Baking something new is doing the same thing over and over again to find the best results – so I often start with an idea then practice until the taste test results in not being able to put it down.
What inspires you the most?
Tasting other foods, blogs, instagram, sentences that start with ‘you know what would make this so much better…’
Name some of your most favourite local artists and designers.
I love tea and Organics For Lily is delicious and serves a purpose. Another favourite is the lovely designs from Agnes the Label – her pillows are really pretty.
What are your ultimate dreams for Rather Little?
Ultimate dream is to have my own bakeshop.
What will we find from Rather Little at our February Bend and Snap Market?
You will find my Peanut Butter Cookies Dough Brownie – it’s worth a try! I’ll also have White Chocolate Caramel Cookies, Cake Batter Rice Krispies and a new recipe will be making an appearance.
Come play at our first market for the year on Sunday 23rd February 11:00am to 4:00pm (event deets here and take a peek at our sneaky peek here) at 1000 £ Bend with a range of delightful art and design delights and sweet things to munch on and/or or lather yourself with in these last days of this hot hot summer.
We will also have our friends from THE SUSTAINABLE TABLE presenting our crafternoon corner this month as part of the SUSTAINABLE LIVING FESTIVAL. Learn how to make flowers and vases from plastic food waste. The plastic wonders will be used to theme a Zero-Waste long lunch held on Clean Up Australia Day in March.
February stallholders include: AGNES & I, BONNIEBIX QUALITY SHORTBREADS, BYRNE DESIGN CO., THE CANARY PRESS, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, CULTURE TEA, DESMOND WOLF, EMBRASS, THE GIRL NIGHTINGALE, METTA SKINCARE, ODE TO ELMA, RATHER LITTLE, ROUTINE, SEBO HANDMADE JEWELLERY, STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME, TIMBER ARCADIA, UNFAZED & CONFUZED and many more.