Supply Chain Articles

A Day at Metropolitan Bakery

By • May 25, 2012 • 2 Comments

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We're celebrating the artisans, writers, makers, and more who make up the diverse and inspiring world of food.

Today: Wendy Smith Born shares a day at Metropolitan Bakery with Supply Chain, from baking bread in the wee hours of the morning to shopping for cheese at the local farmer's market.

Wendy Smith Born is the co-owner of Metropolitan Bakery, a Philadelphia institution since it was founded in 1993. Together, she and pastry chef James Barrett have created a home for their quality, artisanal bread and other baked goods, as well as local jams, cheeses, and spreads. In addition to their bakery, Wendy and James co-authored the Metropolitan Bakery Cookbook, brimming with recipes for their signature cookies, cakes, pies, and more. 

Here she shows us what a typical Saturday looks like around the bakery, along with pastry chef James Barrett -- their days start early.

 

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A Day in Tuscany with Nancy Harmon Jenkins

By • May 17, 2012 • 2 Comments

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We're celebrating the artisans, writers, makers, and more who make up the diverse and inspiring world of food.

Today: Nancy Harmon Jenkins shares a day in Tuscany with Supply Chain, from Tuscan Easter to trips to the local food market and cooking at Villa Campestri.

Nancy Harmon Jenkins is a leading authority on Mediterranean cuisine and the author of many books including The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook and Flavors of Tuscany. She leads food tours of Italy, Spain, and Tunisia for the Culinary Institute of America's Worlds of Flavor program, and will be the culinary guide for the 6-Day All-Inclusive Tuscan Retreat at Villa Campestri, a Renaissance estate perched on a hillside overlooking one of Tuscany's most scenic valleys. (Interested in going with a group of friends? Check out our Shop offer!)

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Ice Cream and Parking Tickets with Fany Gerson

By • May 4, 2012 • 5 Comments

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We're celebrating the artisans, writers, makers, and more who make up the diverse and inspiring world of food.

Today: Fany Gerson of La Newyorkina has a tough day -- bookended by a parking ticket and a towed car! -- that is redeemed by her delicious ice creams and paletas.

Fany Gerson was born and raised in Mexico City. After attending cooking school in Mexico and at the Culinary Institute of America, she worked in kitchens worldwide, including Michelin-three-star Akelare in Spain, Eleven Madison Park, and Rosa Mexicano in New York, where she developed their acclaimed modern Mexican desserts. Her cookbooks are My Sweet Mexico: Recipes for Authentic Pastries, Breads, Candies, Beverages, and Frozen Treats and Paletas & Aguas Frescas, both from Ten Speed Press. She started her company La Newyorkina in 2010.

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A Day in the Life at Share Our Strength

By • April 11, 2012 • 1 Comment

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Today: The fantastic nonprofit Share Our Strength, whose documentary Hunger Hits Home premieres on Food Network this Saturday, April 14, takes us across the country and into the workdays of 18 of their employees for a very special Supply Chain. For more from our food friends and Food Network's Communal Table, click here.

Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry Campaign -- a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015 -- Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in federal nutrition programs, invests in community organizations fighting hunger, teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals, and builds public-private partnerships to end childhood hunger, at the state and city level.

The employees at Share Our Strength are a busy bunch! Eighteen of them -- designers, organizers, fundraisers, and more -- shared snapshots from their days with us. From Arkansas to Chicago to Capitol Hill, it's easy to see that Share Our Strength is making a difference in the fight to end childhood hunger.

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