About Allison Parker

Allison Parker is the managing editor for Leite’s Culinaria, as well as a developmental editor with more than 15 years’ experience in literary and academic publishing. Sharpening pencils and knives side by side in the kitchen, she now fuses her editorial and writing life with an abiding love of things culinary.

A partially cut St. Phanourios cake on a wooden slab on a wooden chair.

Saint Phanourios’s Cake

Bake this cake in honor of Phanourious, the patron saint of lost objects, and you just might find something. Even if you never knew it was missing.

Baseball Poster

Cracker Jack Mom

Her ball park tradition of peanuts and popcorn flummoxed her French husband and her son—until she made her own.

A colorful painting or fresco of St. Phanorious, a saint recognized by the Greek Orthodox church.nd.

Saints, Cakes, and Redemption

Allison, our managing editor, discovers the blessings of making a phanouropita, a traditional Greek cake said to help the baker find missing things when it’s given away.