About Me

(Updated for 2014)
Updated March 2016

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. I tell my stories about food on this blog and through my photos, videos, and my book, also called Dessert Comes First, which came out in September 2013.

In 2015, the year I was supposed to celebrate DCF’s 10th anniversary, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a curveball alright – you can read about it here – and several months after completing cancer treatment, I’ve decided to start blogging again. I’m passionate now about healthy breakfasts, I’ll be sharing my recipes here, and the occasional dessert. I think of it as 80/20: 80% clean eating and 20% deliciously dirty; because dessert still runs through my veins.

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.


Lori B.
Manila, Philippines

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