The Beaucoup Bakery founder tells all in a stunning new memoir.

Jackie Kai Ellis

Out this month is The Measure of My Powers ($25) a deeply personal memoir from Vancouver’s Beaucoup Bakery founder, Jackie Kai Ellis. At times a story of suffering and loneliness, you’ll be buoyed by Ellis’s pursuit of food-born passion (and Paris!) peppered with recipes that marked key moments in her life—like a true Parisian-style croissant, which took her months of testing temperatures, folds and butters (she even tried to churn her own) until she got it right.