Recently, I was fortunate to receive a shipment of Kerrygold butter to work with.
Kerry Gold butter is a premium butter brand that uses milk from Ireland’s grass-fed cows that are free of artificial growth hormones. Kerrygold supports and utilizes cream from Ireland’s small dairy farmer co-ops and co-op creameries.
I recently stopped by Pie Face for a brief pre-dinner snack of their Thanksgiving “stack” ($7.90; seen on my tweet). An individual-sized turkey & stuffing pie, topped with mashed sweet potatoes and jellied cranberry sauce. For someone who doesn’t really mash all of these items in a relative bite on my Thanksgiving [...]
Exterior & Macaron towers by the window
To those of you who are native New Yorkers like myself or lived here for almost a decade, you would be aware of Payard Patisserie & Bistro, an Upper East Side institution that closed on June 2009 because his landlord raised the rent by a [...]
Sugr and Plumm: Exterior, retail counter, dining room
Sugar and Plumm is the newest addition to the dining scene on the Upper West Side. Sugar and Plumm’s flagship location in Paramus, NJ expanded to this Manhattan location looking like a sophisticated, polished kind of Candyland with the general color scheme of lavender [...]
Interior of Maison Kayser and pastries in the display case
Maison Kayser opened its first New York City bakery/café back in early last month. This international artisanal bakery was prevalent in Paris when I vacationed at that amazing city back in 2010 (here’s my photo set of just that bakery’s visit in [...]
Reginald’s Nut Butters
You might be wondering, how does a (very good) artisanal nut butter company Reginald’s Homemade based in Richmond, Virginia can connect with the upcoming release of the (awesome and beautifully photographed by Tina Rapp) Baked Elements by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito cookbook?
Reginald’s Homemade create what I think [...]
As of the past recent years, Greek yogurt is a food trend that can’t be ignored (at least in the U.S.). Beyond the healthy food trend, I adore Greek yogurt. It’s thick, creamy and subtly tart to make it interesting to eat alone – and it’s my daily weekday breakfast before I run out to [...]
At Chocolat Moderne: Tempered chocolate and lots of chocolate bonbons (seen here: Kumquat and The Devotion collection)
About a week ago, I was invited to meet the founder and chocolatier Joan Coukos of Chocolat Moderne.
When you arrive to the factory, it’s actually part retail and offices. The main door leads you [...]