Pete Scherer Title: Recipe Developer, Freelance Contributor Education: University of Southern California Location: Los Angeles, California Expertise: Baking, Farm-to-table cuisine Pete Scherer has been a curious and industrious cook from an early age. In his early twenties, his interests led him in two directions: he began working in farmer’s markets around the Los Angeles area - including several years at the famed Wednesday Santa Monica farmer’s market - and he began teaching himself to make sourdough bread. These interests coalesced when he began working as a baker for Suzanne Goin at her restaurants Lucques and AOC. Peter later went on to work for Salt’s Cure, the nose-to-tail boutique steakhouse, before briefly owning his own small artisan bakery. He left the restaurant grind in his early 30s to start a family, for whom he does the majority of the cooking. Experience Peter has written for The Spruce Eats since September 2019His work has also appeared in Treehugger and Food52His traditional German pretzels received high praise from Jonathan Gold Education Pete has a BFA in Acting from the University of Southern California. About Health Health.com, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for empathetic, trustworthy, and actionable health and wellness information so you can make the best choice for your health. We reach more than 9 million readers a month. We ensure the accuracy of our content by relying on seasoned health journalists, credentialed medical professionals and thorough fact checkers. Learn more about us and our editorial process.