Articles Tagged “bakery”

Behind the Scenes

Dana's Bakery: Macarons Go American

By • June 6, 2012 • 1 Comment

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Last week, our former intern Dana Loia showed us her pro tips for making French macarons. Now you can buy them ready-made, thanks to her brand-new business Dana's Bakery!

With classic French style but a decidedly American twist, Dana's macarons come in flavors like Birthday Cake (complete with gorgeous pink swirling and edible glitter), Fruity Pebbles (our editorial assistant Brette's favorite), and Peanut Butter & Jelly (like a Girls Scouts Tagalong after a semester abroad in Paris). (The other 9 flavors are S'mores, Thin Mint, Caramel Popcorn, Choco-Lot, Orange Creamsicle, Cookie Dough (!), Cup of Joe, Key Lime Pie, and Red Velvet. Amazing, right?)

Delivery is currently limited to New York, with pickup locations in the West Village at Corrado Bread & Pastry, and at Dana's HQ in Hawthorne, NJ. But don't worry, national shipping is on its way!

Meanwhile, we're thrilled to offer FOOD52 readers 20% your first order at Dana's Bakery -- just enter the code DBOPEN at checkout.

Be sure to follow Dana's Bakery on Twitter and to like their Facebook page. Dana's Bakery: not your ordinary macaron!

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Supply Chain

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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Amanda's Kids' Lunch

Amanda's Kids' Lunch

By • April 26, 2012 • 4 Comments

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It looks like both Amanda and Merrill are fans of lemon vinaigrette these days (A for her kids and M for weeknight meals with her husband -- Clara's still too small for such things). Here, Amanda explains how she actually prefers salads to sandwiches for Walker's and Addie's lunch:

"I'm trying to make my kids more all-in-one salads like this tuna couscous salad. They're easy for my kids to eat -- actually easier than a sandwich -- and you can pile in lots of good flavors. Here, I blended oil-packed tuna, Israeli couscous, haricots verts, olives, capers, sliced baby garlic, and a lemon vinaigrette. Then for some crunch, I packed a few carrot sticks. And for a treat, a slice of City Bakery's mammoth chocolate chip cookies."

What's in your lunchbox?

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Supply Chain

Chicken-Rearing & Taco Night with Cathy Erway

By • April 5, 2012 • 3 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: Cathy Erway of Not Eating Out in New York shares a busy Friday with Supply Chain, from Fairway to the chicken coop to the kitchen.

Cathy Erway is the author of The Art of Eating In: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove, which chronicled her two years of cooking from scratch. She blogs at Not Eating Out in New York and hosts the weekly podcast Let's Eat In, interviewing subjects on all things home-cooked. She currently works at Sixpoint Brewery in Brooklyn, where she keeps egg-laying hens on a rooftop garden (if you love Canal House Cooks Lunch, don't miss Lunch at Sixpoint!), and writes for The L Magazine, Edible Brooklyn, and the Huffington Post.

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Out and About with Alyssa Shelasky

By • March 22, 2012 • 7 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: Supply Chain peeks into a day in the life of Alyssa Shelasky, writer at Grub Street and author of the forthcoming memoir Apron Anxiety.

Alyssa Shelasky is a busy woman -- between writing scores of posts every week for Grub Street and prepping for the release of her book, Apron Anxiety: My Messy Life In and Out of the Kitchen, a food memoir out this May, she keeps her weekends open for personal time. To debut our new Supply Chain column, here's a peek into her life on a recent Sunday: Greek yogurt, The Meatball Shop, and cupcakes all make appearances! We can't wait to see more of Alyssa's writing in her memoir.

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