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My Experience in Baking & Pastry Arts and Culinary Class

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It feels good to be back on blogging and here again. Winter break is here. The semester is over and I feel good.

As you may know I took Baking & Pastry Arts 2 and Culinary 2 this semester and I would like to share my experience with you.

For those of you who aren't familiar with what these classes encompass I shall tell you. Baking & Pastry Arts 2 is a five hour long class and 90% of the production is all pastries from apple products to French  pastries to layered cakes to chiffon pies and a lot more.

Culinary 2 is more hands-on, creativity-driven and as if your really in a kitchen. The bad thing about Culinary 2 is that it's a six hour long class and since I took it on a Saturday I had to get up every morning at 7AM and Will would drive me to school but the good thing is when we really got into cooking and prepping food, I was really into it, we got out early, and I took this class with my professor from Culinary 1.

So there were some of the desserts we've made in…

Finally, a successful attempt at Spot Dessert Bar!

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Spot Dessert Bar
13 St. Marks Place New York, NY 10003
212.677.5670

I recently had to visit a dessert place for a term paper I was working on for my Baking & Pastry Arts class. There were so many to choose from, but I ended up choosing Spot Dessert Bar, located in the heart of the East Village in the city.

Every time Will and I make an attempt to visit Spot Dessert Bar, it's always and I do mean always crowded. There's always a line out the door after 6PM. For our visit, we were smart to come on a Sunday afternoon and there was no line. We got seated.

I really enjoyed the rich and soothing scent of green tea lingering in the air. There was a nice, warm, cheerful, and cozy ambiance. So at Spot Dessert Bar, you can order the desserts a la carte, omakase also known as "The Ultimate Spot Experience"which costs $55.00 and it consists of six seasonal dessert tapas and one chef special, five tapas for $39.00, or three tapas for $23.00 which is a decent price.

Will and I…

Cheap Eats: May Wah Fast Food

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May Wah Fast Food
190 Hester Street New York, NY 10013
212.925.6428

Happy December everyone! I can't believe that 2015 is approaching near. Can you?

So it was a month ago that Will took me to a hole in the wall, food spot in Chinatown that he frequented before we started dating. I heard a lot of great things about this little food spot so Will and I finally got around to visiting it.

The restaurant is split into two stores, but one is take-out and one is dine-in. The dine-in section wasn't that big, but it's big enough. It looked very new, clean, and cozy. The waitress greeted us and took our orders and within 5 minutes our food comes out.

Will ordered one of their most famous menu items - Pork Chop over Rice ($5.00). There's a 50 cent charge for an egg, so without the egg it would be $4.50. I tried a small piece of the pork chop and it wasn't dry or overcooked which I liked. It had a slight crisp and crunch to it.

Will also ordered the hot and sour soup ($1.75).

I…