August 27, 2008

Yamahomo Brand Launching

by Moto Yamamoto

What do you think? I made raisin-wiches last night. These are quite famous in Japan. The cookie is almost similar to short bread, and cream consists of Italian meringue, butter, and plump raisins. Sandwich in the decadent cream, wait for a night, and it’s a damn good raisinwich. Because of its rectangular shape, I thought […]

May 19, 2008

Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth at Miette Confiserie (SF)

by Kayoko Akabori

Spent a day in San Francisco with my girl Vanessa- we walked around Hayes Valley, and stepped into this charming little candy shop, Miette. It’s a colorful fantasyland for anyone with a serious sweet tooth- you’re transported to a candy shop from the 1950s, with a huge selection of candies and chocolates, plus beautiful, organic […]

April 21, 2008

Yamahomo Finally Wins – Trial #4, 5, and 6

by Moto Yamamoto

*Preface in 2 Posts- Yamahomo vs. Laduree Macaron Battles Part 1 & 2 The Battle Continues I must master this. I think I came pretty close to what macaron should be on trial 3, but I mixed the batter too much, hence it was too thin. Over the weekend, I made it three times. Here […]

April 15, 2008

Tea Time at Veniero (NYC)

by Kayoko Akabori

Veniero is an East Village institution- una pasticceria (pastry shop) that makes the best cheesecake in the city. I say this with certainty. I’m reading that it’s been in the same building since 1894, owned and operated by the Veniero family the entire time!!! Now that is incredible. There’s even a sign on the corner […]

April 2, 2008

Batch & P*ONG (NYC)

by Erin Gleeson

Everything about Batch, Pichet Ong’s new bakery on West 10th Street, is just as lovely, adorable and amazing as he is. Pink walls, yellow peonies and eclectic hand crafted chandeliers made me almost as happy to be there as the first bite of chewy crunchy peanut butter cookie right out of the oven. Then came […]

March 18, 2008

Cupcakes Amongst Tragedy

by Kayoko Akabori

Walking down towards work yesterday, I was rerouted several blocks due to the horrific crane incident on Saturday. 52nd was blocked off completely to 3rd Ave., and 2nd Ave. was a mess of dust and debris; firefighters and cops running around with walkie talkies; St. Patrick’s Day freaks; and tourists and NYers stopping to look […]

February 6, 2008

Gift This: Kyotofu for Vday

by Kayoko Akabori

Valentines Day is coming up (BARF), and while I am usually cynical about this day, you can win me over with a box of yummy treats from Kyotofu. I’m so easy! As Sonja reviewed in December, Kyotofu is a cutesy little restaurant specializing in nouveau t0fu in the unexpected neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan. […]

February 4, 2008

Cupcakes For Obama

by Erin Gleeson

The owners of Cupcake Cafe in Manhattan are clearly Obama supporters. One of them strolled into the Obama Campaign office last week in Lower Manhattan carrying a huge box of cupcakes to feed the little office packed with hungry volunteers. The office was bustling- so much to be done before Super Tuesday! Jack and I […]