If you’re allergic to peanut butter, you probably get irritated—possibly physically in addition to emotionally—every time you come across a breakfast cookie.
Manner has a way of making magic in places that are otherwise ordinary. Take, for example, the Austrian snack company’s auto-reply email. When I emailed them about this story, I received this message: “This is an automated message to inform you that we have received your request. While enjoying the sweet smell around our production here in Vienna, we will work hard on getting back to you within the next three workdays.” Of course this is how Manner responds to emails.
The first thing I hear about baking is always something about how challenging it is. Oh contraire, I want to say. Baking can actually be quite easy; you just need to find the right recipes. You may be scared of kneading bread, but come on, you know how to pour flour and sugar into a bowl, right? Sometimes, that’s all you need to know in order to make a half-decent baked good—and sometimes, you need even less technical skill than that.