This weekend has been a revelation, highlighting just how much I don’t know the great brunch spots in my neighborhood. It all started when a friend at work asked me on Friday to let her know if I could do brunch at some point this weekend since her roommate’s boyfriend was visiting and she wanted… Continue reading A Weekend of (Food) Revelations
This week and last week, my company has been hosting several fund raising events from food drives to sample sales to bake sales, all in an effort to raise money / collect food for the Bag Hunger campaign, a nationwide project of Macy’s Inc. (parent company of my division — Bloomingdale’s…and now you know where… Continue reading Like No Other Cupcake In The World
While looking through my friends’ posts on Google Reader, I came across my friend S’s shared item on Francois Payard’s Macaron Day NYC 2010. You can also go straight to the source at the official web site, MacaronDayNYC.com. I don’t think she knew of my fascination with these things, having procured 3 (hazelnut, coffee and… Continue reading Macarons Around the Blogosphere and Books
I’ve changed my blog name to A Girl Bakes In New York. Somehow, A Pinch of This, A Dash of That just didn’t feel right. I don’t think it ever really did except at the time of this blog’s creation, I wanted a name that was more all-encompassing yet still related to food…I didn’t want… Continue reading What’s In A Name?
I think when food stops looking more like a science project than food, it’s time to step away for a little while and do something else. Ever since I discovered burfi, I’ve been playing kitchen scientist almost nonstop. I’ve made 3 kinds already — green tea, chocolate/cardamom and coffee, none of which I’ve reconciled to… Continue reading Notes From a Kitchen Nerd and GTB v2.0
I wish I could have had Alton Brown in my kitchen tonight as I attempted to make my own recipe for chocolate/cardamom burfi. Because he would have explained to me afterwards why my melted chocolate and reduced evaporated milk mixture turned into such an ugly, oily mess. Let’s start at the beginning. The recipe that… Continue reading Kitchen Science As Demonstrated By a Bad Batch of Burfi
It seems that charitable causes and baking are coming hand in hand in my life lately. In April will be The Great American Bake Sale, which I learned last week will be at Brooklyn Flea at the Fort Greene location. The flea market is outdoors and my fellow bakers and I will be there in… Continue reading Baking for a Cause