Former Bon Appétit star Claire Saffitz talks Minnesota influences, what's next for her

MINNEAPOLIS — Claire Saffitz knows how to mess up.There are YouTube compilations of all the times the pastry chef and former Bon Appétit food editor had to hit pause on the Promethean task of reverse engineering commercially produced junk food, only to try again: “Claire Saffitz questioning her life decisions.” “Claire Saffitz kinda failing.” And yet, by the end of almost every challenge, she had reached her goal.The St. Louis native — and proud alum of a Bemidji summer camp — rapidly rose to stardom in “Gourmet Makes,” a habit-forming online video series from Bon Appétit’s test kitchen. In th…

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