Tartine Bakery

Tartine Bakery

Mar 10, 2015

My first attempt to visit the Tartine Bakery a year ago ended in a miserable failure.  I had about 2 hours until my flight was leaving out of Oakland, and was desperate to find a parking spot outside the bakery.  After several loops around the surrounding roads, and time running out to make my flight, I had to scrap my plans and bail.  Attempt #2 was successful...

The Baking Hive

The Baking Hive

Feb 7, 2015

Walking into a new bakery for the first time is one of my favorite moments in life.  When I hear about one being opened, it doesn’t matter where I am, I stop what I’m doing and pay attention.  Just like the dog Doug in the movie “Up” when he detects a squirrel, so do I react with the thought of brownies, cake, or cookies.  That’s...

Main Street Kolaches

Main Street Kolaches

Feb 1, 2015

  It’s been a sad few years ever since the only place in Salt Lake to get kolaches closed down.  I’m really grateful to have now discovered a new place to get them.  Only problem for those living in Salt Lake City, is you will have driven an hour to get there.  It may just be worth the drive. For those that frequent the area for the camping...

Graeter’s Ice Cream

Graeter’s Ice Cream

Dec 1, 2014

I have good news and bad news.  The good news is I found some of the most unusual, creamy, and best tasting ice cream around.  The bad news is now it is virtually impossible for me to ever want to try anything else ever again.  Graeters has been making ice cream since 1870 using the french pot process .  It really is worth a read on how they make the stuff....

Eva Bakery

Eva Bakery

Oct 26, 2014

Chef and owner Charlie Perry was already cooking and baking up delicious locally sourced pastries and tapas at his Eva and Eva’s Bakery locations in downtown Salt Lake City.  Now he has added some additional firepower to Eva’s Bakery.  If you get the hankering for his cooking in the evening, you can now visit the bakery Tuesday through Saturday to...

Humphry Slocombe

Humphry Slocombe

Aug 17, 2014

During my recent trip to the Bay Area, I was really excited to try tons of great San Francisco food.  During our Hop On-and-Off bus tour the driver told us that in San Francisco there is one restaurant for every 40 people in the city.  The history of the city, the smells of Fisherman’s Wharf, I didn’t know what to expect.  I would have never guessed...

Elizabeth’s Bakery & Tea Shop

Elizabeth’s Bakery & Tea Shop

Apr 20, 2014

Finding Elizabeth’s bakery isn’t that tough.  Just drive down 900 South until you see the Union Jack on a Mini-Cooper.  I’ve been driving by this place for years since my mother in law lives in the same neighborhood.  Finally, through Groupon I found a good excuse to stop in for some English pastries. This slideshow requires JavaScript....

Dessert Bites

Dessert Bites

Apr 12, 2014

I had a chance to stop by the Dessert Bites booth at the SLC Winter Farmer’s Market last Saturday to try some of owner Travis Cloyd’s homemade hand crafted desserts.  Travis uses all natural ingredients, and locally sources products in his creations, and they are delicious! Of of the staple products of Dessert Bites is the macaron.  They had a few...

Fillings and Emulsions

Fillings and Emulsions

Mar 23, 2014

SLC residents may be familiar with well-known bakeries Tulie, Gourmandise, or Les Madelines, but this may be the best SLC bakery that you have never heard of….until now of course.  Awesome food can stir up strong emotions and feelings in one’s self.  I’ve had many spiritual experiences involving food in this town.  I think that is what chef...

Trish’s Mini Donuts

Trish’s Mini Donuts

Jan 7, 2014

There are times in life that you walk by a place, and you have no choice but stopping there.  This was definitely one of those times.  Never mind the fact I was in the Bay Area on business and walking down San Francisco’s Pier 39, but when I saw the huge sign advertising “Mini Donuts”, I honestly can’t think of anything more enticing....