Two St. Lawrence University graduates are bringing the flavor of Europe to Cleveland, Ohio, via their bakery that specializes in contintental-style breads and pastries.

Adam and Jennifer Gidlow, both Class of 1993, are the owners and operators of On The Rise Artisan Breads and Pastries in Cleveland Heights, and were recently profiled in the Sunday magazine supplement of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Their European-style bakery opened in December of 2001, with 13 kinds of goodies -- from challah to raisin cinnamon swirl -- on the menu.

Adam Gidlow earned his St. Lawrence degree in environmental studies and psychology; Jennifer Gidlow majored in French and fine arts. Both studied at the National Baking Center in San Francisco, and visited small village bakeries in France and Italy before beginning their new business. As Adam told the newspaper, "We get satisfaction watching customers walk out the door or down the street with a fresh baguette under their arm."

To read the Plain Dealer story about the Gidlows and their bakery -- and get their recipes for On The Rise Great Bars and Italian crostini -- click here.

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