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9th Annual New York Chocolate Show

The New York Chocolate Show will be held this weekend from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12, 2006. This show is a chocolate lover’s paradise. Free samples from the best chocolatiers, demonstrations from top chefs and all of the books, magazines and tools related to chocolate that you can find. There’s only one problem, [...]

by on November 7th, 2006
Cupcakes for Kids

Buying cupcakes next week will make you feel twice as good. From October 16 – 22, select bakeries around the US will donate proceeds from cupcake sales to CancerCare for Kids, a program that provides free, professional services to children and families affected by cancer. This is a fun way to support such a worthy [...]

by on October 12th, 2006
Dessert Week ’06: Sweet Melissa

After eating cake, scones, and peanut butter bars at Baked, we needed to work up an appetite for our next stop on the Brooklyn Bakery tour, Sweet Melissa Patisserie. We walked 1.6 miles between the two locations, taking us from the slightly rundown area of Red Hook into the more wealthy and established area of [...]

by on October 11th, 2006
Dessert Week ’06: Baked

A trendy bakery that lives up to the hype. Good pastries, relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. Worth going to, even if it is a bit out of the way.

by on October 5th, 2006
Amai on the Radio

Anne Haigh of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review picked Tea Sweets from Amai as a “standout product” from the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City. Ms. Haigh writes: “Tea Sweets, by Amai Tea & Bake House (www.amainyc.com). Made with wholesome, natural ingredients (tea leaves and spices), adventurous flavors (lemongrass & ginger, Earl Grey & [...]

by on September 11th, 2006
Amai @ Henri Bendel

Amai will be featured at Henri Bendel’s Tea Trunk Show this week from Monday, August 28 to Sunday, September 3, 2006. As you walk in the front door of this famous 5th avenue department store, you will see Amai’s Tea Sweets and Botanical Brownies for sale. This is the first time our new, red gift-box [...]

by on August 27th, 2006
Fancy Food Summer ’06

It has been one month since the Fancy Food Show, and I’m just now finding the time to write about my experience. A lot has happened thanks to the show, keeping me very busy over the last few weeks. Attending the show was quite different than exhibiting in it. As an observer last year I [...]

by on August 8th, 2006
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 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
They’re back…

The Champagne Wishes Valentine’s Day sale is on!

by on February 1st, 2006

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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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