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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
Taste, Smell, and Packaging

If there are numerous places that can equally satisfy even the most discriminating sweet tooth, what is a baker to do?

by on July 15th, 2005
Shades of Dessert

Once you are conscious of something, you notice it everywhere. And in some convoluted way, Professor John Maeda’s sugared cranberries is testament to this notion.

by on April 13th, 2005
Choco Choco Handbags

Choco Choco House, creators of the Choco Choco Handbag, is where fashion meets chocolate.

by on March 24th, 2005
Not Just Tongs and Test Tubes

The MIT Laboratory for Chocolate Science spreads the appreciation of chocolate on campus.

by on March 15th, 2005
Galco’s Soda Pop Stop

Over 500 types of soda pop stocked and ready to ship to your stoop.

by on March 11th, 2005
International Chocolate Panel at the 92nd Street Y

Informative and tasty, the best of both worlds.

by on March 3rd, 2005
True Love: Capogiro Gelato Update

Better tasting than we could ever dream gelato or sorbetto being.

by on February 26th, 2005
Yakitate!! Japan

An anime and manga series for the baking enthusiast.

by on February 24th, 2005
Fay Da Bakery

The perfect fourth date venue.

by on February 22nd, 2005

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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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Blog posts are dropped into categories like cookies on a cookie-sheet.

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General (160)
Recipes (40)
Resources (9)
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