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2007 New York Coffee & Tea Festival

This weekend is the New York Cofee & Tea Festival, held at the Metropolitan Pavillion in Manhattan. Amai will have a booth, where you can try free samples and purchase all of our products. You can also drink tea and coffee from around the world, and attend educational programs throughout the day. The festival runs [...]

by on April 25th, 2007
After Dinner Dessert

I usually eat my sweets around 3pm, but four new dessert bars scheduled to open at the end of April may encourage me to wait until after dinner. Three are from trendy, famous pastry chefs and one is by an unknown proprietor who is dedicated to chocolate. I admire them all, and always applaud the [...]

by on April 24th, 2007
Chips & Chocolate

The secret ingredient to the recipe that won the Betty Crocker Baking Contest was…chips! Anna Ginsberg of Austin, Texas won the $5,000 grand prize for her Chocolate-Topped Peanut-Toffee Bars, a sweet and salty cookie bar made with a pouch of Betty Crocker peanut butter cookie mix and potato chips as a “secret” ingredient. It may [...]

by on April 19th, 2007
The store!

The lease is signed and the plans are being filed for Amai’s first retail location! Our store will be located on 3rd avenue between 16th and 17th street – just east of Union Square in the Gramercy area of Manhattan. When I found the space and realized it could be ours, it was one of [...]

by on April 15th, 2007
Deep Fried Cadbury Eggs

Every spring I eat one Cadbury Creme Egg, and this year, I had it fried. During Brooklyn Restaurant Week Andrew and I went to the Chipshop in Park Slope, where they offered a three course meal for $10.55. Choices for each course varied, but most of it was fried. One option was a fried macaroni [...]

by on April 7th, 2007

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