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Baker to Baker

Jenny Belliveau, A Butter Life

Welcome to Baker to Baker, our new monthly column featuring Martha Rabello, our baking columnist, talking shop with a fellow practitioner of the pastry and baking arts. First up, Martha visits with Jenny Belliveau – and we learn how sour cream and Miles Davis figure into her craft.

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JENNY BELLIVEAU is the chef-owner of A BUTTER LIFE BAKERY, based in Essex County.  Website: A Butter Life baked goods are sold at Scotch Plains Farmers’ Market, 430 Park Ave. (in the Scotch Plains Municipal Parking Lot), Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; this seasonal market continues through Nov. 19. A Butter Life baked goods also will be sold at Nutley Farmers Market, 537 Franklin Ave. (in Nutley Municipal Lot No. 9); this seasonal market will start Sunday, June 19 and continue through Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays.


Martha Rabello is a founding board member of the New Jersey Home Bakers Association. She is an activist, pastry chef and graphic designer. Before and while attending the pastry program at the Institute of Culinary Education, she worked as a motion designer for many advertising agencies in New York. She owns Cherryspoon, a cookie bakeshop that’s been on break as New Jersey’s cottage-food law takes shape. She lives in Fanwood with her husband and three sweet, but somewhat chaotic children. Baker to Baker appears the first Wednesday of every month.


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