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Fairway Rolls Out Cinnamon Buns Minus the Goo

Fairway sent over some cinnamon buns for me to try. Fairway touts these buns as “shamelessly unsophisticated rounds of breakfast messiness.” Let me say up front: cinnamon buns should be oozing with globs of gooey sugar and cinnamon. The Fairway buns do not. They are a stripped-down facsimiles of the real thing. Delicate like tea [...]

COOKIES: Buy or Bake These Tea Cookies for the Holidays

Dana Jacobi, an acclaimed food writer and cookbook author, will be contributing posts and recipes to Food and Things. Dana has written 10 best-selling cookbooks. Her latest is The Essential Best Foods Cookbook: 225 Irresistible Recipes Featuring the Healthiest and Most Delicious Foods. Let us know how you like this recipe Send us your holiday [...]

Thanksgiving: Gluten Free Baking

The NY Daily News ran a story Friday on a gluten-free baking class that’s given at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. Yes, it’s a schlep, but if you have someone in your family with a gluten allergy or celiac disease, learning how to make goodies that won’t make them ill may make [...]

West Village: Baking Book on the Program at James Beard House

A collection of baking wisdom from America’s immigrant communities sets A Baker’s Odyssey apart from other baking books. You can hear author Greg Patent talk about his work at the James Beard House this Wednesday (see details below). Gothamist had this to say about this fascinating cookbook. It’s rare when a book causes the sudden [...]