5 Things We Love This Week: Breads, Meats, and Private Tours

TAOP Staff

This week, we’re talking about fine bread made in Brooklyn, cured meats and sandwiches in Paris, and private tours at The Met in NYC. Find out more about our favorite picks!


Emily L. of Mainly Gluten Free in NYC

Pastries from Runner & Stone in Brooklyn, New York. © Emily L. of Mainly Gluten Free in NYC


Web: runnerandstone.com

“Co-Owner Peter Endriss (former head baker at Per Se) is producing some of the finest breads around. He specializes in wheat grown and milled in New York State. We stockpile his buckwheat baguette, but the canelé and almond croissants are easily the best in the city. Go on Sunday morning for the breakfast sandwich on Peter’s house-made English muffins.”

Tara Hohenberger
Marketing Director, Chubo Knives
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Essential Cuisine by Michel Bras. © Amazon


Web: http://amzn.to/1Sp2oca

This book came out in 2002, but was so far ahead of its time, it’s still incredibly influential over a decade later. This book really inspired me when I was a young cook and still does today.

Daniel Humm
Chef/Co-Owner, Eleven Madison Park and The NoMad
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Evan Sung

Caractére de Cochon in Paris, France. © Evan Sung


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Doing my usual frantic, obsessive dive into what to do once I arrive at my destination, I learned about this shop right near my AirBnB in Paris. A little closet of a shop dedicated to hams of all sorts and nationalities. They make awesome, simple, varieties of sandwiches like jambon-beurre, and sell something called a ‘snowball’ – a sausage ball speckled with truffle and rolled in parmesan cheese…decadent!

Evan Sung
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Signe Birck

Vegetable tart with almonds and blue cheese at The Musket Room, in NYC. © Signe Birck


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/signebirck/

“I really enjoy working with Signe, because I have to push myself. I also really love being able to catalog where I’m at, and see which direction we are heading in. I particularly love her, because her photos seem to capture a real mood rather than just an image. ”

Matt Lambert
Head Chef/Owner, The Musket Room
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Abraham van Beyeren

Still Life with Lobster and Fruit. Abraham van Beyeren. Early 1650s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Web: https://www.artsmart.com/

“On a recent trip to NYC, I had the pleasure of experiencing the Foodie Art Tour at The Met, hosted by a group called Art Smart. The tour focuses on food and art throughout the centuries and is even accompanied by a delicious wine and food tasting at the Aldo Sohm Bar (chic wine bar from Le Bernardin’s master sommelier, Aldo Sohm) to complement the tour! The Art Smart team is made up of incredibly knowledgeable and talented art historians and graduate students, who offer exclusive, private tours for museums and galleries all throughout NYC. If you’re looking to get and learn the best of art, these are the people to look to. Tip: Ask for Joanna! She gave the most incredible and educational tour and is filled with so much passion.”

Seyine Park
Editor, The Art of Plating