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Baguettes and Jambon Sandwiches in Paris

I know. I’ve been terrible. I’ve had a crazy month filled with lots of work, lots of studying, and lots of writing (clearly not about food). Somewhere in the midst of all that, I was able to squeeze in a one week trip to Paris with LAW. But now I’m back, and determined to get back on schedule. I’ve been in the city for over a week now and the one thing I miss from Paris the most is their baguettes. We had a full baguette for breakfast every morning, along with a croissant and a pain au chocolat. Every. Single. Morning. I learned that not every boulangerie has amazing pastries. You have to go to the ones that are packed in the morning and where the bread is constantly coming out of the oven. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a crusty, warm, springy baguette… I distinctly remember my first great baguette in Paris. We were walking along next to the Montparnasse cemetery and I took a bite out of a piping hot baguette we had just gotten off of Rue Daguerre.The crust made that amazing crackle sound every bite I took. Delicious.

In addition to baguettes, we had a lot of sandwiches. Continue reading Baguettes and Jambon Sandwiches in Paris

Ninth Street Espresso: Jane Street Jam

Ninth Street Espresso
341 E 10th St
(between Avenue B & Avenue A)
New York, NY 10009

 

This cookie is an explosion of textures and flavors; not the NYC scary bomb kind of explosion, but rather, a wondrous explosion of complementary flavors (remember how Ratatouille – the cooking rat – escaped into an explosive abyss of deliciousness when he combined tasty ingredients?  Nevermind.)

 

THIS COOKIE IS AMAZING.  It is technically a shortbread (aka. buttery heaven) but unlike typical shortbreads, it is very chewy.  Each bite of this chewy buttery treat is also interrupted by the crunchiness of tiny pieces of almond.  The center is filled with a sweet raspberry jam that has become divinely gooey from the baking process.  The Jane Street Jam is really an interpretation of the classic Pepperidge Farm Verona cookie.  I always love a good remix.

 

Ninth Street Espresso actually doesn’t make these cookies on site.  They get their cookies from Downtown Baking Co.  Check out more of Downtown Baking Co.’s delicious cookies here.  The oatmeal chocolate chip one looks amazing…