Betty TurboCorvallis, OR, US
Agnes Barton-Sabo, also known as Betty Turbo, was raised by grizzly bears in Alaska. She earned a BFA in photography from RIT, and then moved to Nashville to get down and dirty with the type spirits of the universe at Hatch Show Print. After letterpress heaven and a stint as a professional cake decorator, she now perpetrates art shenanigans from her headquarters in Oregon.
Recipes By Betty Turbo
I've not yet BEAN to Japan but it is my number one food fantasy trip! I love love love red bean desserts so this recipe is an ode to how this important ingredient wears so many cute disguises. I've attempted to learn some Japanese over the years and I get friends to send me snack packets for extra inspiration! Super kawaii foods with faces from Japanese pop culture and food packaging have been a big design influence on me so I tried to work that into this recipe as well. And finally, the little star shapes are a hard candy called konpeitō which I put in there for my lively anko to snack on. Sorry for any mistakes in my Japanese labels! The only thing trickier than learning a new alphabet is trying to do cute hand-lettering in a new alphabet!
This little tart is such a tasty accompaniment to a cup of coffee, you should definitely have one for breakfast. It's a struggle getting recognized as a pastry or a bean dish in a country where Pastéis de Nata and Feijoada reign supreme, but, powered by beans, this treat is strong enough to earn your love!! Find them in any pastelaria or make your own today!
This Sopa de Marisco was a ubiquitous cafe offering when I lived in Portugal. Made the perfect simple lunch accompanied by a few rissois, or pastelitos de bacalhau. You could additional fish or shellfish after blending to make it a heartier meal!
I shared many slices of carrot cake with my college roommate, but now that we live on opposite sides of the country I've had to refine my moves for sending this bit of nostalgia long-distance. This recipe will make about 18 as directed, so you'll have plenty to fill a box for a friend and still munch a few yourself!