Category Archives: Bakery

Road trip: Video tour of FIKA’s chocolate factory in Tribeca

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An afternoon with Madeline Lanciani of Duane Park Patisserie

February 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer We were honored to meet and interview Tribeca’s baker, Madeline Lanciani, the owner of Duane Park Patisserie. She has been baking for more than 30 years, from her small bakery on quaint Duane … Continue reading

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Macaron Cafe Tribeca

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

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Marranitos cookies and milk at El Vez

June 21, 2014- When I saw this new dessert, I was not instantly excited because I do not like sugar cookies. But that is not what they are. They are still warm and puffy from the oven, and not too … Continue reading

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Review: Sundaes and Cones is a rare good ice cream shop in Manhattan

April 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer For whatever reason, New York City has a dearth of good ice cream stores. The only one I have been able to find is “Sundaes and Cones” in the Village by NYU (on … Continue reading

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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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More than 16,500 read our review of North End Grill brunch

North End Grill’s ricotta pancakes with rhubarb jam and whipped honey butter $15 Click here for the menu and contacts ______________________________________________________________ Update May 25- A very respectable number of people, 16,500, have read this story to date.

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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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The new Arcade bakery

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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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Danny Meyer tours his new Blue Smoke BBQ in Battery Park

 

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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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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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Complaints about Le Pain Quotidien

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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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