About Me

(Updated for 2014)

Hi there, glad you found me! I’m Lori Baltazar, a food writer with too many sweet teeth. I started Dessert Comes First (DCF) in May 2005 because I wanted to tell my food stories. Almost 9 years later, I’m still here, still writing about dessert (because I love it so) and everything else food-related.

I’m a storyteller and I tell my food stories on many platforms: this blog and my photos, videos, and my book, also called Dessert Comes First, which came out in September 2013.

Above all, my blog is for people who are like me: zealous and passionate about food, almost to a fault. If you’re a food lover and want to get in touch, I’d love to hear from you.


How do you go about featuring restaurants on your site?
I walk in and ask for a table. I’m there because I want to eat there and experience what the establishment puts out for its guests, day in and evening out. I’m very discreet and want to receive the same treatment as every other diner.

Do you pay for all your meals?

YES. I don’t want to be indebted to anybody for a favorable feature.

How does a home baker or a restaurant get featured on your site?

Then I can’t wait to hear from you! If you’re a home baker or food purveyor, email me your product list and I’ll take it from there. If you’re a restaurant, email me as well and let me know about your place, but I can’t set a date as to when I’ll be there …


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