News Flash!

Autumnal Horrorshow: the triumphant (?) return of Tasting One for the Team


Ah, autumn. Time of crisp, gorgeous weather; juicy, flavorful apples at the greenmarket; greatly increased frequency of Mr. Autumn Man sightings; and, of course, a grotesque cavalcade of “seasonally”-flavored treats available at a drugstore/coffee shop/bodega near you.


What we’re cooking up at Industry City…

Screen Shot 2014-10-10 at 10.31.07 AM

Our Industry City retail store is open, and we’re super pumped!



Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 5.24.25 PM

We’re very lucky to be where we are, and we know it; it’s just nice to have a reminder every once in a while.


Kitchen Jams: Fall Edition

We do work quietly sometimes to enjoy the serenity of the morning, but, a good old fashioned sing-a-long never hurt anyone. Here’s a sampling of the tunes we’ve been listening to this past week!


Been Awhile


I spoke to two (TWO) people on the phone last week who pointed out to me that the blog hadn’t been updated since May. SINCE MAY. I was horrified.


Growing Pains

photo 1 (1)

…construction in NYC being what it is, the project has involved many extra meetings, running over to the new space at the last minute to sign for appliance deliveries, and more decisions about walls than you would ever want to imagine.


Tasting one for the team: Root Beer Float cookies


One thing you should know about me is that I have a soft spot in my heart for terrible junk food. I don’t buy that much junk food as a rule (that ish is expensive!), but I always take note when I see or hear about new, weird flavors of candy or chips.


New Additions to the Family

I want to name it George.

Jen and I took a trip up to the Bronx a couple of weeks ago to visit a couple very important new additions to the family: some cutting and packaging machinery.


Fun Things

You and me both, Frustrated Stock Photo Lady. You and me both.

You and me both, Frustrated Stock Photo Lady. You and me both.


Closing Day

photo 4 (1)

“Oh, shit. What if this all goes pear-shaped? What if we have to shut down the business and sell everything we own? What if our eyeballs fall out then and we can’t find our way to the workhouse/orphanage/other terribly Dickensian fate to which we are now resigned?”


A Day at Liddabit

photo (28)

9:07am – get to the kitchen. I’m perpetually 5 to 8 minutes late to everything. I’m working on it. Check in with Jen and the kitchen, then with Joan about what administrative stuff needs to be done for the day.


New Year, More Blog

Screen shot 2014-01-14 at 2.31.34 PM

Happy New Year, everyone! (I know, I know; I’m probably the last person to wish you a Happy New Year. Well, I wish it for you anyway. So there. YOU TAKE IT AND YOU LIKE IT.) It’s been a long, long while since I updated the ol’ blog; but, in our defense, we had a busy-ass 2013!


Michelle on Banana Bread and Caramel


one day this past fall, we were approached by the coolest bar around, PDT, to make a caramel for a drink garnish for one of their amazing super special cocktails…


Jen King on Wedding Cakes and Tally-Hos


I have always been fascinated with wedding cakes, which is odd since I’m not really a “bride” sorta gal. But I do really, really love wedding cakes. As it happens, I am getting married in the fall; and, alas, my fiancé Jonathan doesn’t really like cake (which has turned out to be a blessing because I can choose which flavor the wedding cake will be!). But it made me a little sad, not having something he really loved on the dessert table…


Aaaaand they’re off!

Soooo, we wrote this cookbook?  And then someone published it?  And then it was unleashed upon an unsuspecting public?  And then we had a party?  And it was super fun?


Markets 9/29-9/30

lighting lanterns
Hello, kittens!  I missed you all this week.  It’s been a doozy, I tell you what.  Kitchen issues continue, money issues continue, and — well, basically, all small-business-related problems continue.  But hey – I’m not here to complain at you.  I’m here to tell you where the heck we are this weekend.  Because INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW.


Markets 9/22-9/23

Hey y’all!  Bet you thought I’d forgotten about the blog again, right?  Well, we just started doing markets again, and have been working on getting finalized dates for the tour (still in progress), and planning our book party (TO WHICH YOU SHOULD TOTALLY COME), and looking at new kitchen space, and all kinds of other nutso stuff.  Hence, the not blogging for a couple of weeks.  Since there’s so much going on, I’ll do my best to keep it brief and to the point:


The 12 Days of Tour Stops: Day 12

Well, it’s the day you’ve been awaiting/dreading: the day we announce our full (as of right now) tour roster and finish with the discount codes for guessing and whatnot.  A hearty congratulations to Kate Hollis for knowing that Providence, RI is home to the world’s largest termite!  Well, it’s blue and made of steel and fiberglass, but still.  Another awesome thing about the big blue bug? Since 1990, the termite has been known as Nibbles Woodaway.  Best name ever.

Alrighty! Are you ready for the final clue?  Of course you are.  You were BORN ready.


The 12 Days of Tour Stops: Day 11

Very good, Melinda Matice – you correctly deduced that a Civil War-themed cyclorama* resides in Atlanta, GA! I felt like I had to make that the clue for Hotlanta (that’s what the kids call it, right?) because I’ve actually seen it before. The one time I was in Atlanta – for a wedding – we had about 4 hours to kill one day. The cyclorama was listed in the hotel’s list of attractions, and I pretty much bullied my hotel-mates into going there. “You guys, it’s only one of three in the whole COUNTRY!” Anyway. It’s awesome and you should go.


HOKAY. Day 11!


The 12 Days of Tour Stops: Day 10

Bienvenido a Miami, Elizabeth Nathan! I did not know this, but Miami has the world’s largest collection of Art Deco buildings. Crazy, right? Even better, tons of them are painted in that glorious tropical color scheme – pink, yellow, pale blue. I’ve ony ever been to Miami as a kid to visit my late great-uncles, and then we spent most of the day at the beach and most of the night betting on jai alai at the Fontainebleu. (I’m not even kidding you right now.) Jen’s never been, so needless to say we’re beyond excited to spend a couple days there in November. We’re doing a signing at the Miami Book Fair on Sunday, November 18th – we’ll let you know when we have a time for ya!

Meantimes, onward and overward: