Category Archives: Baked goods

Edible artistry

If, on tucking into one of Nancy Ackermann’s flamboyant creations, you feel that you are sampling a work of art, you wouldn’t be far off. Owner of 4 and Twenty Blackbirds Bake Shop which is now in its 18th year … Continue reading

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A two-wheeled tour of New York

A quick report from New York City…I spent the weekend touring several of New York’s boroughs by bike, which I discovered to be far more scenic and sanitary (albeit are more exhausting) than the subway. Gastronomically speaking, New York’s best … Continue reading

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A little taste of home

It seemed almost criminal that I had been in Montreal near on a year without reviewing Parc Avenue café, Tourtiére Australienne. A store dedicated to all things Australian surely deserves to be celebrated, even if it is run, not by … Continue reading

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Hip Pop

Returning to Montreal after three weeks travelling in rainy, sodden Maine, I was greeted to a city literally alive and moving. Cyclists outnumber cars, weaving and darting through the narrow city streets; groups of hedonists pack the parks, throwing frisbees … Continue reading

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Leave the guns…

On a recent trip to Boston I stopped off at Hanover Street in the city’s North End for my italian fix. The area is a bustling mix of past and present – rich history told in the red brick of … Continue reading

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X Marks the Spot

Last night a friend came over to watch the end of the hockey game and, on offering her a hot cross bun, she responded that she had never had one. What? You’ve never had a hot cross bun? For someone … Continue reading

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Saucy Sojourn: Brooklyn, NY

Trying to pick just one local gem to write up in New York is an exceedingly difficult task. Whether you want to eat from a shopping trolley, truck or full-blown restaurant, New York is the city that has got anything … Continue reading

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The Breton Buzz

On first entering Kouign Amann, you know there is something special going on inside this hole-in-the-wall bakery. Warm lighting, wooden floorboards and the intoxicating aroma of butter in the oven greet you as you step inside. Next to a chalkboard … Continue reading

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Hats off (or on) to Cheskie

Jewish food, particularly baked goods, has always hit the spot with me. There is a heartiness to it that warms the soul and tickles the tastebuds. This is no more evident than at a little Mile End heimishe bakery known … Continue reading

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