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Cache Valley People: Meet The Smithfield Pie Lady, Amber Bingham

In the year 2000 on the outskirts of Versaille, France, Amber Bingham was purchasing a pains au chocolat pastry. It is a cube shaped croissant with one or two pieces of the finest French dark chocolate melted in the center. As she was enjoying her treat in the expat city of Le Chesnay, she envisioned herself learning how to bake one day like the French pastry chefs. She also enjoyed the way the French serve a piece of chocolate at the end of each meal.

She was serving an Latter-day Saint mission at the time and thoroughly enjoyed visiting the cathedrals, Eiffel Tower and other spots of interest. The city of Le Chesnay had quite a few Latter-day Saint families and other Americans too. She was living among her very own people. At the end of her mission she returned to Utah. Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.