Bakeries, Shops, and Pizza Joints
Got a favorite artisan bakery in your area? Rave about it here.
The NY Times says that Tartine, recently partnered with Blue Bottle Coffee, will be opening in LA, Tokyo and NYC soon.
We'll soon be leaving the UK behind for a week or so and will be visiting family in NYC, the Northport area of Long Island, and up around Woodstock/Kingston.
Can anyone recommend any good artisan bakeries in the city and/or around Northport and Woodstock?
True, you can get good pizza in many places. As a native New Yorker, I am picky about pizza and I like very little besides the classic slice from a hole-in-the-wall pizza place. However, at a nice, artisnal place, I sometimes find a good crust. (I try not to look down on people who add tons of toppings. Still working on that.)
A lighthearted explanation of oven lust before I start visiting bakeries and other establishments with beautiful ovens. My loaves would be happy to be baked in one, but I am far from ready for a DIY oven in the backyard.
During the next few weeks of spring cleaning and preparations for Passover (the ultimate religious requirement because you are compelled to clean every shelf, cabinet and closet), I am contemplating and reviewing bakeries and ovens. Strong opinions on bakeries and a sense of awe when seeing a nice oven.
Here's what I mean by a good bakery. Oven porn later. Well, here's a peek.