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Tasting Party 01

Last week Amai held its very first Tasting Party. The goal was to get feedback on our products and meet people who have supported us through Lovescool since we began. At the end of last year I put up a notice calling for taste-testers willing to volunteer their time. It took us until May to [...]

by on May 28th, 2006
New York Culinary Flop

When people spend their time at a culinary event talking about the weather instead of the food, you know it’s a bust. I spent Saturday at the New York Culinary Festival, and was shocked at the lack of organization and selection of food vendors. Despite a few bright spots, the event was one that left [...]

by on May 22nd, 2006
New York Culinary Festival

The New York Culinary Festival will be held this weekend from Friday, May 19 to Sunday, May 21 at the UnConvention Center. This isn’t your average food show or market; it truly is a festival, with live entertainment featured on 5 different stages. There is something for everyone: STAGE #1 features live music and award [...]

by on May 18th, 2006
It’s Personal

In graduate school I took a class on how to write a business plan, and my professor (who made millions by running cable lines in office buildings) said only one thing I remember – business is personal. The people you do business with are as important as the deals you make. If you can’t trust [...]

by on May 17th, 2006
Amai: An Insider’s Impressions

There have been many ups and downs, and plenty of surprises along the way. But as an informed insider into the process of starting a bakery, I thought it would be interesting to write about my impressions.

by on May 16th, 2006

Food presentation has long been considered a form of art, but what about the utensils? Now the spoons, forks, knives and plates usually lost behind the scenes are getting all of the attention. Art inspired by dining instruments is popping up around the country, and it seems that America still can’t get enough of anything [...]

by on May 3rd, 2006

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Lovescool is the documentation of a journey to discover what sweet things are out there, why people love them so much, and perhaps what it takes to start something new.

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An interest, that turned into a blog, that turned into a career. Kelli Bernard is now the owner and baker of Amai Tea & Bake House.

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