It all started last March when a friend asked Mary Ellen Raneri if her mother, Lucy Pollock, could show her how to make Easter bread.
Raneri asked her, then added, “Do you mind if I do a video? And can we do it live?”
Pollock, as easy going as she is, said, “I don’t care.”
The video that Raneri shared on Facebook turned into another, then another, and more. The live episodes have been streaming every Sunday since March 22, and sometimes there are pop-up videos on weekdays whenever Pollock feels like making something. Like maybe she has a bag of apples, so it’s time to bake an apple pie.
What became known as “Baking With Lucy” has more than 30,000 followers, and a cookbook of the same name will soon be released.
Not bad for a woman who turned 98 a few days ago.
Pollock lives with her daughter, son-in-law Phil and dachshunds Lily and Alfredo in Lawson Heights. Her culinary skills are legendary in their circle of friends and family, and now…