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Astoria Characters: The Baker's Son

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.17.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

When the outdoor table is empty, Vincenzo Vaccaro takes a break and a seat. He lights a cigarette and in between smoke rings pours black coffee down his throat.

A Symbolic Victory For People Power In Ireland

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 08.13.2014 | Home
Ruairí McKiernan

After 19 nights of sleeping on the floor of the Paris Bakery in Dublin, a group of mostly young migrant workers succeeded in forcing political action that will help them recoup unpaid wages and make history in the process.

12 Indie Spots in Hong Kong

Fathom | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel

I've found that despite being labeled as a city firmly focused on "out with the old, in with the new," certain areas of Hong Kong still retain their old-world charm. These small cultural pockets -- neighborhoods of boutiques, artisanal bakeries, and independent coffee shops -- are helping to enrich the bourgeoning cultural scene.

16 Reasons We Need More Neighborhood Bread Bakeries

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 04.29.2014 | Taste

Just think of all the sourdough.

Traveling for Fashion in Vancouver

Kate Thomas | Posted 06.09.2014 | Travel
Kate Thomas

I recently visited the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada, where I got an inside look at local fashion. To be specific, I spent a day hopping around to the many boutique clothing stores around the city. And it suffices to say, I was impressed by what I discovered.

Let It All Hang Out

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 05.10.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

My friend Sue was in her mid-fifties when she decided she wanted to be an exotic dancer. I did my best to talk her out of it, but she had friends who danced -- all younger than she -- and they were making great money, so she thought she could do it too.

Asian Girl in the City: Mexican, Chinese, French, Brooklyn

Michelle Won | Posted 01.26.2014 | New York
Michelle Won

This week, I want to tell you about some fabulous food happenings in New York City. It was cold so I was lazy this week and didn't really go to any theater or concerts. But I ate out around the city, because nothing warms you up like a hot meal and a bottle of red.

The Faithful Shopper: Happy Hostess

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With Thanksgiving just a couple of weeks away, it seems like everyone has made plans to visit family, friends and other loved ones for this quintessen...

Just Baked

Pam Turkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Pam Turkin

Like most small businesses, we had almost no marketing funds. What we did have was a great product. We decided the best way to advertise was to get our cupcakes into people's mouths, and the most effective way to achieve that was to take on as many community events as we could handle.

Astoria Characters: The Breadwinner

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

When Chubby Icaza opens the door, the sweet scent of baking bread spills out into the street where Tom Cat, which is sheathed in translucent turquoise windows that look like the deep blue sea, is king of the block.

America's Best Bakeries

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.05.2013 | Taste
Travel + Leisure


Top 5 Tastes: Stone Fruit, Seafood and Everything in Between

Leah Bhabha | Posted 10.14.2013 | Taste
Leah Bhabha

I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to eat at high class spots, hole in the wall joints, and everywhere in between on a regular basis (and to the immense detriment of my financial funds).

Ashley Balcerzak

Baker Still Denies Business To Gay Couples, Despite SCOTUS Rulings | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

WASHINGTON -- The federal government may now be recognizing same-sex marriages, but don't expect Victoria's Cake Cottage in Des Moines, Iowa, to do th...

True Americana, Meet the 'Nut Roll Nazi' of Quincy, Illinois

The GypsyNesters | Posted 08.03.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Every once in a while our travels take us to a throw-back to the America of yore. We found just that at Underbrinks Bakery in Quincy. Regular customers mingle with tourists in long lines for danish and the verbal abuse that owner Leroy Rossmiller dishes out daily.

Astoria Characters: The Man Who Makes Cakes

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.26.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

He shrugs his shoulders and adds the words "Happy Birthday Joey," among the few he knows how to write in English, to the cake. He stands back to look at his work. He smiles.

How Reality TV Ruined Her Cupcake Business

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.25.2013 | Small Business

Baker Gretel-Ann Fischer who appeared on the TLC show "Next Great Baker" closed her financially troubled Vermont bakery on Saturday, citing the show's...

How One Woman Created, Lost And Then Rebuilt A Multi-Million-Dollar Cookie Empire

Posted 02.04.2013 | Home

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to han...

Seafood in a South African Bakery: Olympia Bakery and Cafe

Sarah Dajani | Posted 03.26.2013 | Home
Sarah Dajani

A rusty-haired woman in an apron walked up to us and said a cheery "Hello!" I think she was quite intuitive, because she spent the next five minutes convincing us to stay with a passion that only true gourmets possess, describing the heavenly delights of South African seafood.

Catherine New

Local Bakery Can't Fill Open Job | Catherine New | Posted 01.07.2013 | Small Business

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- At the nearly 100-year-old Scialo Brothers Bakery in the heart of this city's historic Federal Hill neighborhood, everything is do...

Becoming an American Baker (video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 02.19.2013 | Home
Rebecca Gerendasy

Tim Healea, renowned for the quality of the breads that he makes at his little t american baker in Portland, Oregon, said he never dreamed he'd have a...

A Reluctant Baker Makes Millions With Cupcakes

Posted 12.05.2012 | Home

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to han...

A Tiny Idea Grows Into A Deliciously Successful Business

Posted 11.14.2012 | Home

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to han...

LOOK: What Happens When Crafty People Throw A Wedding

Posted 10.08.2012 | Weddings

This weekend, Reddit user distastefulconfusing, from Rhode Island, shared images of her DIY summer wedding -- documenting what happened when "two peop...

Getting Healthy With Sarabeth

Jordana Zizmor | Posted 11.15.2012 | New York
Jordana Zizmor

Losing weight is hard enough, and being surrounded by delicious treats in a bakery doesn't make it any easier. I caught up with the lovely Sarabeth Levine, of Sarabeth's restaurants, to discuss everything from cookies to weight loss.

LOOK: Bakery Offers Up 'Rainbow Pride' Cupcake In Response To Chick-Fil-A

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A New Jersey-based bakery is hoping to combat the sour taste of "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" with a little something sweet. Rutherford's Sweet Av...