I know I’ve mentioned Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito before. They’re two of my heros because they fled the Advertising business for a bakery in Red Hook, Brooklyn and haven’t looked back. Instead, they’re the authors of one of Andrew’s go-to sources for fantastic baking recipes: “Baked: New Frontiers in Baking” (Stewart, Tabori & Chang 2008). (See my “Black Forest Cookies” post.) Matt and Renato’s bio says that “after years in the Advertising business”, they decided to open a bakery in 2005. Well, all I can say is baking must make you stay forever young because they look like they just got out of school. One look at them and I think you too will highly recommend their career change to anyone who wants to improve their looks and their lives.
Gastrique - A tart-sweet French sauce recipe made with vinegar and honey, a simple way to liven up roast meats, chicken or a cheese plate!
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