After seeing several posts of Shirley’s Napolitaines in the Facebook group “les expatriés mauriciens à l’étranger (l’authentique)”, I was surprised to learn that she lives in Milan. Well, there are Mauritians everywhere but it’s more common to find them in England, France, Canada or Australia, isn’t it?
So, Italy? Shirley, how come?
I came to Italy when I was 16 years old. My mother left Mauritius 30 years ago to move to Milan for work.
Hmm, we are polite and we won’t calculate a lady’s age… 😉
And pastry, passion? Profession?
Passion, yes, for sure. Profession, no, not at all. I have had my own professional career and I have made my career in a completely different field. Cooking, cakes and especially Napolitaines are pure pleasure. I taught myself and years of practice have made it what it is today, and I’m very proud of it.
Who gets to enjoy your Napolitaines?
It was my family and friends at first. Then I had occasional requests. Sometimes I even send them by post, vacuum-packed, abroad!