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Read Along As Christopher Captures Life and Food in NYC

Inspiration Right From My Tiny NYC Kitchen and Other Observations from Life in New York City.

Living in New York City we’re surrounded by great food, innovative restaurants, and amazing farmer’s markets. I’m constantly on the hunt for fun new recipe ideas. Follow along as I discover this amazing city, find great food, take in life and celebrate the diversity of food and people in this great city.

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    Time To Jazz Up The Beverage Fridge

    I know, soda is really bad for you. But what can I say, in moderation, I like my peach tea, my ginger ale, and my fizzy flavored waters. So much in fact that I typically have a shelf dedicated to stocking quick grab-and-go beverages to keep us energized during the workday. But, if you are concerned about refined sugars, high-fructose corn syrup, and chemical additives then we have some great news in store for you! We’ve been trying several “alternative” and craft beverages lately and we have to say the flavor combinations are as good as the all-natural, easy to pronounce and recognize ingredients that you can find in them. Without further ado, here are two of our favorite, more unique, beverages we’ve been stocking lately. We encourage you to head out and find them in your local store. Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer Let’s start with the all wonderful Ginger Beer.…

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    Holiday Recipes To Sing Carols For

    It’s officially the holidays! Christmas will be here before we know it and the time to gather, exchange gifts, and celebrate friends and family has arrived. We thought we’d pull together a few of our favorite holiday treats on Pumpernickel&Rye for you to enjoy this year. Hazelnut Butter Cookies If you love peanut butter cookies, then this elevated treat is for you. It makes a great holiday treat. Apple Gingerbread Cake This recipe got the attention of BBC GoodFood Magazine last year when it was featured on their Instagram feed, and boy were we thrilled! It has all the classic hallmarks of an amazing Christmas cake. Give it a try this year! Norwegian Rømmegrøt This basic cream porridge is just what cold winter mornings called for (or a quick before bed snack). It’s simple, sweet, and absolutely delicious. Peppermint Almond Bark As easy as melting chocolate and smashing some candy…

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    Fall Recipes and Pumpkin Spice Goodness

    Fall is in full swing! Coffee shops have rolled out their delicious Pumpkin Spice Lattes and we’re seeing pumpkin inspired EVERYTHING in our stores. What can we say, it’s one of our favorite times of the year. There simply is nothing more magical than that classic blend of spices that make fall recipes absolutely warm, cozy and so yummy. We thought there was no better way to celebrate than to give you a one stop destination for all our favorite fall recipes that we’ve created over the years. From pumpkin spice to hearty harvest gems. These are all must make treats and dishes for the fall season. So get out there, find your pumpkin, hit the apple orchard, dive into the fall harvest and enjoy every last bite! Breakfast Fall Recipes Pumpkin Cinnamon Brioche Rolls These are at a base my classic brioche cinnamon roll recipe that is a go…

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    Visiting New York City? These Are Your Must Visit Coffee Shops

    Let’s talk about New York City coffee shops. Yes, this is a city where there is literally a Starbucks on every corner and as a tourist to the city (and in some cases a resident) you may be tempted to leverage that Gold Card status and fill up your morning brew at this national chain. However, in this city there is literally an endless number of local haunts that serve up a mighty good brew. Several of these picks also feature pastries and doughnuts that are a must try as well. We have to preface this article noting that this list is by no means all-inclusive and there are so many coffee shops that I have yet to discover in the city, but the ones below are mainstays that I gravitate towards for my caffeine fix. So without further ado, here is our list. Kirsh Kitchen & Bakery [caption id=”attachment_13597″…

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    Adventures in Recipe Photography

    This past weekend was a whirlwind to say the least! My next cookbook was finally complete (it only took 2 years) and it was time to wrap up photography and get it off to editing. To say the least, I was motivated – perhaps a bit too motivated.  All in I baked off the last 8 recipes from the new book on breads and photographed away. This is all done in our tiny little New York apartment and it certainly gets interesting. This is literally what my desk looked like (my “home office” occupies a small corner of our living room). Keep in mind, the kitchen was stuffed full of packaged up goodies as well. Needless to say, the weekend was productive and this third book is almost off to print. And the neighbors are very happy to help with all of the bakes coming out of the kitchen. Here’s…

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