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A Long, Sweet Journey

Growing up in the Bronx, pastry chef Emily Rodriguez says, “There was no fine dining around me; no one in my family was a chef.I just knew I needed a way to express myself.”Rodriguez credits her path to a high schoolguidance counselor,“who was really invested in me.She set up a program and sent me to different places so I could get an idea of what I liked.” Although law and media didn’t interest Rodrigues, food did.