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Bread Baking 101

My assistant Gilberto wanted to learn how to bake bread.  We all know I have zero patience so I wouldn’t be his best teacher.  We needed to find someplace and someone who would be nice to him.  Luckily we found Le Pain Quotidien. Fun Fact:  If you’re visiting New York City.  Ask five different people on the street how to find a Le Pain Quotidien.  All five people will correct the way you say it and all five will say it a different way. I signed my assistant and I up for Baking 101 at Le Pain Quotidien down on Bleeker Street. I’ve always been familiar with Le Pain Quotidien as a great place to grab a coffee and light lunch.  Their pastries are fantastic and their lunch and brunch options are always fresh and not over seasoned and heavy.  I had no idea they offered baking classes.  I’m certainly glad they do. First off, the class is in an open kitchen which always makes for some characters who stand and stare with curious and …

Lemon Ricotta Scones

Ever notice that ricotta cheese isn’t really anything special until something has ricotta in it, then you go, “Oooh”.  Ask someone if they want a slice of cheesecake. When they say “No”, tell them it’s ricotta cheesecake.  “Oooh”.

The Abnormal Beauty Company – This months giveaway.

I was debating what to give away this month to my readers.   When I got to thinking.  Since I’m just like Oprah.  Why don’t I giveaway one of my favorite things? We really do have a lot in common, her and I, that I had never really realized until I sat down and thought about it.  We both love dogs.  We both think we’re God.  We both love to eat.  She has her friend Gayle.  I have my Assistant Gilberto.  She interviews people.  I sit on my couch and pretend to interview people.  She has a ton of money.  I expect people to treat me like I have a ton of money. We both have a-ha moments.  I’m sure they are way different.  Mine are more like, “Man, I hate my job. A-ha, there’s booze in my locker!” Oprah’s are more like, “M’am, you can’t treat the staff like shit.”   “A-ha!  But I’m Oprah!” We had so much in common that it only made sense that this month I decided to give away one of my favorite things. ONE of my favorite …

Pear & Hazelnut Tart

I get it, I see it and I am well aware that, yes, the pears look like ball sacks.  No, I am not going to call it the Ball sack Tart or Scrotum Tart.  I do that secretly amongst friends because I am a professional.