It’s Hard to Imagine,
but at one time Marie was banned from the family kitchen.
“They didn’t want me in there – I was too messy,” she laughs. After the dinner dishes were done, Marie would tip-toe past her napping mother and grandmother to perform her culinary experiments. When her blind Grandmother ventured back into the kitchen to begin the next meal’s preparation, she could feel the dishes left in Marie’s wake. “My God what happened in here?” Those early experiments paved the way for Marie to discover that with a twist of Lebanese, a hit of Yooper and a yen for unique pastries, she would bring her love here to Grand Rapids.