Posts tagged "bread"
Girard Gourmet's Fashionable Cookies

Girard Gourmet’s Fashionable Cookies

Thanksgiving is here! #AD Girard Gourmet Bakery and Deli on Girard Ave, La Jolla, decorates cookies according to the seasons and these fall cookies have been gobbling in the case. Chef/Owner Francois Goedhuys was born in Belgium and learned his pastry skills throughout Europe. He and his wife Diana, opened their specialty bistro over 25...
San Diego's Natural Sourdough by the Beach

San Diego’s Natural Sourdough by the Beach

It’s the simple things in life that bring tasteful pleasures. Sourdough bread made with flour, water and sea salt – that’s it. And baked in a cast iron pot.  Olive Café and Bakery owner, Sarah Mattinson, a New Yorker who loved the whole shebang about deli’s, moved west and was determined to create the same...
Southernmost part of the USA is pretty and delicious

Southernmost part of the USA is pretty and delicious

On the way to the “Southernmost” part of the USA (19 degrees latitude) is South Point beach with a scenic look out and informational plaques about the beginning settlers of this strategic area on the Big lsland. Portuguese sugar workers made their native sweetbread back in the day and it’s still so popular, Nearby, Punalu’u...
Friendship and bread for over 30 years

Friendship and bread for over 30 years

Rita has baked bread and desserts in her A&L Bakery, East Boston for 37 years. She’s from Avellino, Italy near Naples, and her friend Nina is also from the same Italian area. They became best friends in their Boston neighborhood and after 30 plus years, still go to church together. Nina stopped in to buy...
Boston is so rich in history and food

Boston is so rich in history and food

North End in Boston is full of rich history and keeps the heritage alive with traditional shops and people speaking Italian. Maria’s Pastry Shop has won awards for best cannoli and I really like Mike’s cannoli’s but, I gotta say, the shells were crispy and the creamy ricotta filling is added while you wait. Maria...
Can there be any better bread than in France?

Can there be any better bread than in France?

What would France be without their famous breads? One could do an entire trip learning about the breads, the process and notably, the awards bakers strive to win. Average consumption is nearly a baguette a day for each person and when it’s vacation time in August, by law, certain boulangeries must remain open. Poilane has...