Bonjour, I am Said M'Dahoma AKA The Pastry Nerd
I am a French-Comorian baker living in Calgary, Canada. I was born and raised in Paris, where I got my Neuroscience PhD and ate pastries all the time.
Eight years ago, when I moved to Canada, I started missing French pastries so much that I started baking on my own. My passion for baking grew so much that I decided to use my science knowledge two years ago for baking instead of research and launched the Pastry Nerd.
Since then, I was elected Foodie of the year for Western Canada, participated as a sourdough judge for CBC radio, and grew from 500 to 130K followers across different social media platforms teaching French pastry with my account @said.pastrynerd. I sold my pastries (lots of cream puffs and eclairs) at pop-up events but my real passion is in teaching !
So far I gave pastry classes to more than 300 students and taught to over 100 people how to make cream puffs.