Off the beaten path: Fleur De Lys Cooking Company focuses on all-natural fare

Tiffany Talbot loves cooking off the beaten path, tweaking and perfecting recipes until she discovers deliciousness.

“I play. That’s part of the fun for me,” said Talbot, owner of Fleur De Lys Cooking Company off Riverchase Parkway near Valleydale Road. The bakery and cafe is tucked inside a corporate office building, where workers often flock for a good meal and sweet treat.

“Lillies are my favorite flower. I figured if Fleur De Lys was good enough for French royalty, it’s good enough for me,” Talbot said of her cafe’s namesake. “And, it’s classic.”

On a recent Friday afternoon, Talbot baked a batch of her strawberry chocolate chip cookies, a recipe she created while attempting to make a lemon poppyseed cookie. Rather than follow the recipe set before her, Talbot decided to wing it. It’s a good thing she did, as the cookie is among the most popular at Fleur De Lys…

To read more about Fleur De Lys Cooking Company, check out the June 2014 issue of Hoover’s Magazine. Find your copy here.