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A bakery built on strong foundation

Top: Muffins and more at 3LittleFigs. Left (from left): Kathy Gulde, Katie Rooney, Caroline Gulde. Above: Miranda Joyce has toast with goat cheese and cucumbers. Top: Muffins and more at 3LittleFigs. Left (from left): Kathy Gulde, Katie Rooney, Caroline Gulde. Above: Miranda Joyce has toast with goat cheese and cucumbers. (Photos by Pat Greenhouse/Globe staff)
By Ann Trieger Kurland
November 30, 2011
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Katie Rooney grew up baking with her mother and grandmother, whose buttery scones, rich spanakopita, and baklava were some of her favorite comfort foods. Two years ago, Rooney took her Greek family recipes, put her own spin on them, and started 3 Little Figs, selling her pastries at local farmers’ markets and shops. Before long, the self appointed ‘Big Fig’ had a following. Now, with the help of two other “Figs,’’ her mother, Kathy Gulde, and sister, Caroline Gulde, Rooney recently opened a bright cozy 18-seat bakery cafe in Somerville.

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