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Heavenly Italian Pastries at Palmieri Café

image1by Sally-Page Stuck

Palmieri Café moved into the old Pecan Lodge spot at the Dallas Farmers Market last weekend. Better get in line while you can. Never heard of Palmieri Café? Well, you’re about to.

Palmieri Café is the passion of former investment banker and SMU MBA graduate, Corrado Palmieri. Chef Palmieri is from the village of Galatina, located in the heel of the boot of Italy. According to the website, “He moved from Italy to develop an Italian Coffee Shop & Bakery without compromises: Fresh, Authentic & Natural.” And, friends, he doesn’t compromise. Seriously. I mean this guy is obsessed with perfection. During the week, Corrado drives west to one farm for the best eggs and north to another farm for the best butter.   Continue reading

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Is The Waffogato The Next Cronut?

wafogatoby Steven Doyle

Remember the Cronut rage of 2013? Well, the wacky New York pastry chef is back and this time Dominique Ansel has outdone himself.

Like the Cronut before it, the Waffogato fuses two things you never thought to put together and features a waffle made out of ice cream (vanilla with bits of Belgian waffle in it). It is then topped with a maple syrup espresso, and as the “waffle” melts, little pearls of tapioca are revealed in a sexy sweet mess.    Continue reading

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Village Baking Company Offering Galette des Rois

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Village Baking Company is making their own special version of the King Cake. This will not resemble the Gulf Coast cake that is a  ring of twisted brioche topped with purple, green, and gold colored icing. Instead the Village cake is the more traditional and less garish Galette des Rois.    Continue reading

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Meet Pastry Chef Sarah Strain From “Eat My Cake”

cake2by Steven Doyle

Meet Sarah Strain who owns Eat My Cake. Sarah makes cakes. Seriously super delicious cakes that are too beautiful to eat, but when you do there is little regret. To say Sarah is more artist than pastry chef would be demeaning, because she excels at both. You can’t find her cakes in any shop, for now the pastry chef works out of her professional studio in Exposition Park and takes orders via email and Facebook.

This may seem unusual, but it works for Sarah. And it works for her clientele who come back for more, even conjuring up occasions to celebrate with her cakes. She has been operating her business for two years and worked as a party chef for seven.  Continue reading

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Q&A With Clint Cooper From Village Baking Company

by Steven Doyle

I had a chance to stop in to see Clint Cooper at the new Village Baking Company storefront and was fascinated by his excellent selection of breads and offerings. The very tiny shop is packed ear-to-ear with unusual breads that you might not normally find in the Dallas area. They are only open a few days a week, so if you decide to go, do so early as the shelves are wiped clean rather quickly.

The afternoon I dropped by, which was a Saturday, a woman popped in and demanded a bag of croissant. They had just sold the last croissant and she was none too happy, in fact I believe she said just that. The production of croissant, and other breads are increased each week to meet the demand, but the little shop that has been selling mostly retail and farmers markets is being hit with an ever increasing demand. And for good reason.  Continue reading

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The Road To San Antone: Czech Stop

by Robert Bostick
The wife had a conference in San Antonio and it was decided that we’d make it a family affair so we loaded up the KIA and headed South, and thought it might be interesting to document some of the stops along the way.
Anytime (and I mean every time) we drive up or down  the I-35 corridor there is the obligatory pullover at that Capitol of Kolaches in West, TX known as the Czech Stop.  Since 1983 this deli-bakery-Shell station has been crankingout Czechoslovakian goodness that has six hundred travelers daily taking exit 353 to fill their tanks and their bellies.
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