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. Education Pete has a BFA in Acting from the University of Southern California. About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.