Matcha, and more specifically, matcha cookies, have been traveling through cyberspace and uniting people around the world. All starting with a common recipe, and a goal to make something special for friends and family. I posted the recipe for our green tea (a.k.a. matcha) tea sweets last June, and since then I have been watching [...]
ARCHIVE FOR March, 2008
Just a quick note to share my new favorite bakery in New York City, How Sweet it Is. This bakery opened their retail store around the same time as Amai (October 2007), and I finally had a chance to visit it this week. I had met one of the owners, Beth Pilar, previously at a [...]
Batch is a new asian-inspired bakery by pastry chef Pichet Ong, owner of P*ONG, the more upscale dessert establishment located next door. I have heard rumors about Batch floating around for awhile, and was very excited to hear that it finally opened this week. Batch is my style of a bakery. It has a casual, [...]
Andrew loves pecan pie, and I try to make it for him each year on his birthday. When I first started this blog in 2005, I wrote about a pecan pie that I made for his birthday that came out well, but wasn’t our favorite. I got the recipe from Bon Appétit, and it was [...]
This Saturday I will be giving my first “professional” chef demo (complete with pro chef picture!) at Macy’s in Herald Square. In honor of Macy’s annual flower show, the theme will be using tea and flowers (tisane) in food and drink. I’ll be showing the audience different ways to steep, grind and mix tea to [...]
My friend Karen recently brought me a box of cake mix from Muji in Hong Kong. It was a chocolate cherry mix with green tea swirl, complete with cake pan, cherry cake mix, matcha powder and my favorite part – packaging.