Pomme Palais, Chef Michel Richard, Set up for the tasting and the Opera Cake & Snowman Cake
Earlier this afternoon, I was invited to Pomme Palais for a holiday cakes and pastries tasting with the humorous (and a bit of a jokester/womanizer) Chef Michel Richard.
Cocoa covered grapes tart, [...]
Interior of the cafe; Savory mini bocadillos; various pastries on display
One of the mornings while we’re in Barcelona, one of my friends who were traveling with me was up at an early morning and wanted a very simple breakfast (unlike the hearty one we had at El Quim). And well, our [...]
Wilderness Poets’ raw nuts and nut butters; President’s Imported Cultured Butters and Cheeses; My copy of Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook; Homemade pistachio lemon cake, Momofuku Milk Bar’s recipe
This weekend was my birthday and for those of you who read this site often enough, my annual tradition is to bake my own [...]
Bubó Degustation & Pastisseria
Bubó is a modern, chic patisserie (pastry shop) found close to Basilica Santa Maria del Mar in the El Born district of Barcelona. Owned by the award winning pastry chef, Carles Mampel, this shop feels a tiny bit out of place because it’s smack dab in the middle [...]
I’m no stranger to Financier Patisserie. Several years ago I used to write about Financier’s various pastries and generally liked them a lot.
This year, Financier released a Thanksgiving/Hanukkah cakes and pie menu. For the unaware, this year both holidays almost fall on the same date this year; Hanukkah starts on sundown [...]
This weekend was my brother’s birthday and housewarming party as he just bought a condo within New York City. To celebrate these two fortuitous occasions, I had to bake a cake that’s decadent and delicious. Knowing my brother, he likes complex flavors, dark chocolate and nuts. So, I don’t see an issue [...]
Summer is the best season to bake any desserts with fruit. This past weekend, while shopping for groceries my local market had a huge abundance of red-brown pluots (a hybrid of a plum and an apricot) on sale that’s a shade overripe, so it’s on the softer side – and I bought [...]
Cannelle Patisserie – Exterior, Interior, One of its refrigerated pastry displays, and the St. Honorés
Cannelle Patisserie is one of the hidden patisserie gems tucked in Queens. Whenever I do walk through a few neighborhoods in Queens – Flushing, Long Island City and Astoria – they tend to be bakeries that sell [...]