Anita Chu

San Francisco

Anita Chu, also known as pastrygirl, is the creator of Dessert First (, an award-winning blog dedicated to all things sweet. Her weekly posts document her adventures in the kitchen through vivid descriptions and mouth-watering photos, along with recipes. Dessert First was nominated for Best Baking and Dessert Blog in Saveur’s First Annual Best Food Blog Awards in 2010. Her first cookbook, Field Guide to Cookies, was published in 2008 and her second cookbook, Field Guide to Candy, was published in 2009. Anita’s books and blog have been profiled in the New York Times, Sunset and The Washington Post, among other publications. She has contributed her writing and photography to several online and print publications, and is currently working on her third cookbook.