This week’s Tuesday Treat is: Mama’s Chocolate Chip Cookies! Basic ingredients are crucial. Do not mess with them! Flour, liquid, salt, fat and leavening ingredients are all equally important for a recipe. Baking is chemistry. Every little detail counts. Unlike cooking, you must measure everything accurately with the right measuring tools. Every baker should learn…

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Antika Astoria

Image via Antika (@antikaastoria) Instagram. With so much fear and uncertainty, there has been a need now more than ever to provide to our neighbors. Antika’s owner Jerry Sbarro along with one chef, and one pizza chef, have been committed to doing everything they can to stay open and support everyone in the community, especially…

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A little bit about Auntie Eli… Born and raised in Astoria from Cypriot parents, I studied as a graphic designer but always had a passion for baking. On impulse, in 2010, I rented a small spot in Larnaca, Cyprus and named it Auntie Eli’s. This all happened in a matter of 2 hours. Yes, that’s…

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All images courtesy of Chip NYC. After closing for a month to protect the safety and health of its employees, Chip has finally reopened its doors! The team at Chip emphasizes the importance of practicing good health practices, making sure that the work environments are clean and germ free, and that the food is handled…

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Auntie Elis Bakery Astoria Baker

Not only is baking one of those things that brings happiness to people, but it is also fun, therapeutic and a piece of cake once you learn the basics. Who could resist the smell of freshly baked apple pie or cinnamon buns? I know I can’t! One of the easiest recipes I can pass down…

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NYC Bagels Astoria

Image courtesy of NYC Bagels. NYC Bagels is another local spot staying open for its customers, but alas the stress and pressure of COVID19 is affecting business here as well. Known for the warmth and good vibes, things are just not the same when people aren’t able to sit and enjoy it. It is hard…

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