Reine Bayoc is an international plant-based chef who owns and
operates SweetArt Bakeshop/Cafe in St. Louis, Missouri. She is a writer and creates content
for her blog, The Love and Magic Kitchen ( www.loveandmagickitchen.com ). She is currently
working on her first cookbook, The Love and Magic Kitchen: Conjuring the Intuitive Chef in You.
My favorite book as a child: Any of the Berenstain Bears books!
The best book I read for school: Mama Day by Gloria Naylor -- I adore books that echo a
A book I wish I'd written: Year of Yes -- vulnerable, hilarious and real!
My literary hero: Heroes: Toni Morisson, Alice Walker, Nikki Giovanni, so many more
Worst book you ever read: No bad books:)
Do you prefer digital or paper books: Paper please
A character in a book that you would be friends with: Ophelia “Cocoa” Day
A book I've pretended to have read: Lord of the Flies, I read a good amount of it, but...
The book people might be surprised to learn I love: The Four Agreements
My literary crush: Edwidge Danticat
Books that have influenced my art/music/profession: Bryant Terry's Afro-vegan and Cheryl Day’s The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook
What I'm reading now: My own...currently finishing my cookbook proposal and working on
my own “favorite” cookbook
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