Friday, August 17, 2018

Manitou French Pastries showins intersection of cuisine and science

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM

One of Manitou French Pastry's most popular offerings are their macarons. - NICHOLAS ADKINS
  • Nicholas Adkins
  • One of Manitou French Pastry's most popular offerings are their macarons.
Nicholas Adkins, owner/sole operator of Manitou Springs-based Manitou French Pastries, took a little time to figure out his true calling. The West Virginia native spent seven years as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, working in molecular medicine. When his wife moved to the Springs for a job, Adkins expected to be able to find work either as a professor or in the research industry. He stalled out in his search and decided that wasn’t where his passion lay anyway. He’s since studied cuisine — mostly French — completing a four-month intensive program at Cook Street School of Culinary Arts in Denver and spending a year studying at the Gastronomicom culinary academy in Agde, France. He’s found that his