Samantha Seneviratne was born and raised in Connecticut, and grew up with all the American classics: brownies, sticky buns, and the rest. But, she says, being a baker isn’t quite as easy these days.
The reason? Worries about sugar.
"You hear about it in the news everyday — it's the next thing that's going to kill is. Which is really disheartening for a baker because it's your main ingredient, it's what you base your recipes on," says Seneviratne, the author of a new cookbook, "The New Sugar and Spice."