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Great “comfort” desserts in NYC: Locanda Verde

19 Dec 2011, Posted by Niko in Locanda Verde, Reviews

A few weeks ago one of the members of our small, unofficial, dessert club suggested Locanda Verde for our second outing.  The suggestion was probably the easiest restaurant “sell” in history given that the three of us are such big fans of Karen Demasco’s baker-centric…

DessertBuzz Holiday Gift Ideas: Books for the foodie

07 Dec 2011, Posted by Niko in Foodie gift guide, Reviews

One of my favorite books of 2011 was NYC-based author Susan Hochbaum’s PastryParis: In Paris Everything Looks like Dessert.  This great book explores, through beautiful images, the connection between the pastries of Paris and Parisian industrial designs.  A perfect gift for any pastry connoisseur or…

Return to Dominique Ansel Bakery Part II: GDS (Ganache delivery System) Chef likes snickers bars

06 Dec 2011, Posted by Niko in Best bakeries, Best high-end pastries, Best of New York City, Dominique Ansel Bakery, Reviews

Today we continue to go through the sweet side of the menu of Dominique Ansel Bakery.  Go here for part I. Paris-New York: Mr Ansel’s take on Paris-Brest features a split ring of choux pastry filled with chocolate ganache, peanut butter ganache, peanut butter cream, and caramel….