Fairway Upper West Side. Photo: Courtesy of Fairway.
If you’re shopping at Fairway Saturday, you can get free samples and watch some demos by the supermarket’s chefs and other food experts. No, there’s no demo of how to avoid mixing it up with the market’s famously aggressive shoppers.
The program takes place from 11am to 3 pm at the Upper West Side store (2127 Broadway at 74th Street).
Finding something savory, satisfying and gluten-free for a breakfast on the run isn’t always easy. But at the Big Booty Bread Co. on 23rd St, you can get your needs met for a mere $1.75 with the bakery’s crunchy, rich—and gluten-free—cheese-yucca roll.
Pan de Yucca. Photo: by rhiannondavid via flickr.
Dubbed the “Cheese Rock” by owner Jose Rojas, the treat is is actually pan de yucca, a traditional Colombia bread. It’s made with yucca flour; the white cheese, queso blanco; eggs and butter, Rojas explained.
The roll derives from “a family” recipe, he said. His parents who have owned Don Ricky Colombian Bakery in Elizabeth, New Jersey for over 30 years, have long produced the savory treat.
Big Booty also displays in its simple shop croissants, muffins, cakes and its signature red velvet cup cake.
Big Booty Bread Co.
261 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
212 414 3056
Ladies, are you hankering to become a cheesemonger? Or maybe a cheesemistress?
Cheese. Photo: Chiot's Run via Flickr.
Then come down to the Astor Center to hear about the world of cheese retailing from a group of New York’s best women cheese mavens.
Here are the details from Slow Food about the event at the Astor Center in the East Village:
Join Slow Food NYC Jan 6th for an evening filled with local women in cheese. On hand will be local cheese purveyor Anne Saxelby, of Saxelby Cheesemongers, leading a discussion with Karen Weinberg of Three Corner Field Farm, Betsy Devine and Rachel Mark of Salvatore Bklyn, Angela Miller of Consider Bardwell Farm, and Lisa Schwartz of Rainbeau Ridge.
Hear the story behind the cheese and how this diverse group of women got into the business. They will discuss the cheese making process from the pastures to the shelves and what makes each of their cheeses so wonderful and unique. And of course each participant will also bring plenty of cheese to try, paired with local New York State cider.
Proceeds from this event will help support the activities and programs of Slow Food NYC.
Location: Astor Center – 399 Lafayette St. (at East 4th St.); Manhattan [Web Site]
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Slow Food Members: $25 – use promotional code SFNYCMEM
Non-members: $35 – use promotional code SFNYCNON
It was a sad day when Maya Schaper closed her charming little antiques and cheese store last January. With its dainty vintage plates and other homey mapdata-upper-west-side/”>collectibles, the shop was a great place to browse. Now the New York Times reports that Schaper has reopened her shop in a tiny space on Columbus Avenue. She’s maintaining the unusual pairing of cheese and antiques, but Schaper will now emphasize items that relating soley to cooking and food.
West Side Cheese Company
228A Columbus Avenue at 71st Street
212 877 0177