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Room 4 Dessert Closed

One dessert bar is down for the count. It looks like Will Goldfarb’s Room 4 Dessert has been closed as a result of “ownership issues”. It seems like Goldfarb and his financial backers no longer agree, and they couldn’t come to an agreement that would keep Goldfarb as Pastry Chef at the current location. This [...]

by on August 6th, 2007
Construction is On!

My friends and family always ask how the store is coming along, and I never really know how to answer. We’re in the middle of construction, and I know we’re making progress, but it feels like it is taking an eternity to see any real change. Even though we signed the lease on April 1, [...]

by on July 11th, 2007
Baking is Fun Again

Trying to open a retail store while running a wholesale operation is enough to make any baker crazy, but when you combine it with my perfectionist personality it is a recipe for a melt down. I am completely overwhelmed, and all of this stress has torn my mind and body apart. I had the flu [...]

by on July 4th, 2007
And the winner is…

My little green tea cookies took home the Golden Scoop Award for Best Bakery Recipe! The award ceremony was held on June 18, 2007 at the French Culinary Institute. The award for Best Bakery Recipe was up first, and my fellow nominees included: Caramelized Banana Bread Pudding Sara Molinaro, Executive Baker and Jim Lahey, Owner [...]

by on June 30th, 2007
Treats Truck

I just got back from the World Tea Expo and have many updates to give on the store, but I have to take a moment to spread the word about a new Treats Truck I learned about. Owner and baker Kim Iwa has a big, grey, “mobile bakery” truck that she will be driving around [...]

by on June 13th, 2007
Maid of Honor’s 1st Duty

My little sister is getting married! I’m so happy for her and think it is going to be so much fun to put together a wedding. I live in New York and she lives in Los Angeles, so planning will be a challenge, but luckily we have the internet. I started looking for bridesmaid dresses [...]

by on May 18th, 2007
Best Bakery Recipe Finalist

Update: Amai won! See variations of the recipe created by bloggers around the world. — Amai’s Green Tea Sweet recipe is a finalist in the Best Bakery Recipe category for Pastryscoop.com’s Golden Scoop Awards. The three finalists in the category will compete in a blind taste test on June 14, and the winner will be [...]

by on May 15th, 2007
A Foodie Weekend

Two events are going on in NYC this weekend that will leave you full of good food. The 9th Avenue International Food Festival & Street Fair May 19-20, 9:30 am – 6:30 pm 9th Avenue from 37th Street to 57th Street Contact: Ninth Avenue Association (212) 581-7029 www.hellskitchen.bz Ninth avenue is closed to cars from [...]

by on May 14th, 2007
Free Samples

We just delivered Tea Sweets and Botanical Brownies to the Amish Market on 45th Street. I will be there today giving out free samples from 12pm to 2pm. If you’re in the neighborhood stop by and say hello. Also, if you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift, Tea Sweets are 20% off through this Sunday, [...]

by on May 7th, 2007
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

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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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