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Baker to Baker

Michael McClellan, a.k.a. Professor Butter Beard

Marie Jackson, founder of the iconic bakery the Flaky Tart, is an award-winning pastry chef. Today she begins a series of conversations with fellow Garden State bakers by speaking with a veritable Renaissance man who fuses visual arts with his kitchen wizardry.

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Marie Jackson is the founder of the original Flaky Tart bakery in Atlantic Highlands.  Nominated multiple times for a James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef, Marie is the full-time mother of three teens. She loves dishing flour and water, butter and sugar with fellow artisans who invariably inspire and delight. 


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