New York – You and your bakeries. Why do they make me eternally happy?
One of the most memorable things I ate over break was a piece of bread from Sullivan Street Bakery. I came here for a pre-breakfast (wonton mein from Bo Ky) snack around 7 am. It was beautiful day – quiet New York morning. A slight bit chilly, though nothing like some carbs to warm you up eh?
Pizza Bianca. $1.60 for a foot long slice. It doesn’t get more basic than this. The crust is marvelously simple and satisfying. Thin and crackly, it yields to reveal “innards” so blissfully soft. Just a touch of olive oil, fresh rosemary and a sprinkle of salt and there you have it. Pizza Bianca.
And I must say, it goes down rather quickly. I thought the cut to be rather large but finished in a matter of minutes. Soo addicting. Oh bread, the things you do to me!
Sullivan Street Bakery
73 Sullivan Street
NY, NY 10012
Established in 2005, International Tea Day brings awareness to the tea workers’ contributions to the tea world and their working conditions. It has been observed annually on December 15. However, starting in 2020 it will take place on May 21. But, how exactly should one recognize it? Well, if you’re a business owner I would steer away from using this day as just another marketing opportunity. As someone in the marketing industry, I wanted to offer some other options that businesses, tea related or not, can take into consideration if they would like to honour International Tea Day.
I’ve been updating a spreadsheet on pu’erh prices on release for the past few years in order to get an idea of tea being offered to western consumers and any possible trends. The well-known popular narrative is that fresh pu’erh prices have gone up and this certainly seems true in the data. Last year the prices looked about the same as the previous year. And when and how much the price has gone up depends on how we look at this and there’s a handful of different ways to look at the data and options available (I do three here).