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DC in NYC

DC in NYC

I finally got a chance to try out Georgetown Cupcakes this past week (thankfully before the chaos of Fashion’s Night Out) and was pleasantly surprised.  They have many flavors and I’m not sure if this is due to the timing of my visit, but they also seemed to have a couple of charity and themed … Continue reading

Corton in your kitchen

Corton in your kitchen

Last week was crazy and it seems like this week is no different.  I did have a great experience though, that I can’t wait to share.  Last Monday, I was at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) taking the “Signature Dishes from Corton” with Corton’s former pastry chef Shawn Gawle.  That right, former.  The class started off … Continue reading

The not so secret, secret

The not so secret, secret

New Yorkers love secrets.  Speakeasy bars?  Unmarked restaurants?  New Yorkers will be all over them.  So I love that one of the longest running “secrets” can be found in the Bloomingdale’s 59th and Lexington Street store.  Forty Carrots in Bloomingdale’s has some of the best frozen yogurt in New York City.  It used to be in the … Continue reading

Weekend pastry break

Weekend pastry break

(Strawberry Basil Tart, Lemon Praliné Éclair and Blueberry Religieuse) I am always on the hunt for good pastry shops.  With the macaron trend that has hit the city, pastry shops are a dime a dozen and you have to be careful because it’s easy to end up with a too sweet or badly made pastry that … Continue reading

Cake or Yeast?

Cake or Yeast?

Walking down the street, I did a double-take.  No, it wasn’t Jude Law (although I did just see him in the Lower East Side the other day), it was a sign outside of Gimme! Coffee advertising Dough Doughnuts.   Dough kept coming up in conversation.  Many people even claimed that it was better than the Doughnut Plant, one of … Continue reading