Category Archives: Bakery

Why do French chefs mess up the simple hamburger and chocolate chip cookie?

February 1, 2014- Chef Daniel Boulud is a very good chef who lives up to the hype. That is why this observation is noteworthy. He falls in with a group of other top French bakers and chefs who screw up … Continue reading

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What is FIKA’s chocolate master Håkan Mårtensson up to for Halloween?

October 12, 2014- Chocolate master Håkan Mårtensson is creating some

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Holy Cow, the master is back

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Tour of FIKA’s chocolate factory in Tribeca

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Holy Cow Bakery’s Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie

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The new Arcade bakery

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Macaron Cafe Tribeca

July 24, 2014- Macaron Cafe on Greenwich Street opened.

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Who is managing Black Seed Bagels’ inventory?

June 11, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Over the weekend, a general manager

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Review: Bouchon Bakery needs to relocate to Brookfield Place

April 20, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Being a fan of what I have seen of famed chef Thomas Keller, and myself a world famous baker, I decided to visit his Bouchon Bakery in the Time Warner Center in Columbus … Continue reading

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Big lines for cupcakes at Sprinkles

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Warning: Keep your kids away from Sprinkles at Hudson Eats

May 31, 2014- By Steven E. Greer My worst fears were realized after I tried the coconut cupcake at Sprinkles.

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FIKA: The best $6 gourmet breakfast Downtown

Update February 23, 2014- The $4 ham and cheese croissant is back on the menu. July 5, 2013- The $4 ham and cheese croissant, and $2 coffee, at FIKA is the best gourmet breakfast downtown because the croissants are made … Continue reading

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Road trip: The Bakehouse in Meatpacking District

April 6, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD We took a road trip today to taste for ourselves the Bakehouse pancakes we saw on the TV show “Toni On“. The chef/owner is Philippe Bonsignour, and his wife, Maude, also manages. … Continue reading

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A $12 salmon dinner at François Payard

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White House pastry chef quits

March 19, 2014- The Post reports, “Longtime executive pastry chef Bill Yosses has announced the “bittersweet” decision to leave the White House and move to New York, where he will teach people how to eat more healthfully, according to The … Continue reading

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The Battery Place Market

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If I were a chef, this would be my competition

Jeff Mahin’s Do-Rite doughnuts in Chicago January 4, 2014- By Steven Greer As viewers know from my brief commentaries on New York restaurants, I think that most simple foods are botched, and most fancy foods miss the target. If I … Continue reading

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Francoise Payard’s Christmas cakes for 2013

 

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A $7 gourmet French brunch at Francois Payard Bakery

Above, the Croque Monsieur french ham and gruyere cheese with bechamel on our white pullman loaf, and a Pain Au Chocolat (croissant with small amount of chocolate inside). Below, the Quiche loraine and chocolate filled croissant at Francois Payard Bakery

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Blue Smoke’s apple crisp with bourbon ice cream

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