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Mani Niall, (dubbed "Baker to the Stars" by Eating Well Magazine in 1992), was the founder of Mani’s Bakery in Los Angeles, Niall created and refined a style of baking which has never been repeated in a retail bakery format.
He learned his craft alongside Chef Akasha Richmond (of Los Angeles’ celebrated Akasha restaurant), at the Golden Temple, a classic old school vegetarian restaurant. They attracted an eclectic Hollywood clientele. Michael Jackson whisked Niall off to become his first private chef.
Mani has been profiled in Food & Wine, LA Times, the Hollywood Reporter, People, Vogue, Elle, and Vegetarian Times. Since then he has written three cookbooks, which reveal the world of baking with natural and organic ingredients - Sweet & Natural Baking, Covered in Honey, and Sweet! (discovering how to bake with sugars from around the globe). The fourth cookbook, Good Morning Baking, is on the way spring 2013.