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Too Many Cooks: Strawberries and Salads

By • May 25, 2012 • 1 Comment

Too Many Cooks: Strawberries and Salads

You'll be hearing from the staff at FOOD52 every week in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.

And now for your Memorial Day weekend sendoff: a look into how we spent the past week. It was a good one, full of garden harvests, baked goods, and cheese. Here's to a great weekend ahead -- see you next week!

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Supply Chain

A Day at Metropolitan Bakery

By • May 25, 2012 • 2 Comments

A Day at Metropolitan Bakery

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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