Ashley Hoffman

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  • 3 months ago | Dessert

    Paska is a traditional golden dessert bread that people all over Poland, the Ukraine, Romania, Georgia, and Russia tear apart every Easter Sunday. The loaf is puffy, the interior chewy, and each specimen comes topped with decorations made from the...

  • 7 months ago | Lists

    New York City's bakeries are churning out some inventive pies worth saving room for this holiday season. Some are nostalgic classics, only better; others sport rosemary marshmallow fluff or come spiked with bourbon. While some of these will be up ...

  • 8 months ago | Lists

    If you've got a sweet tooth, you probably don't need much of an excuse to go stock up on all the major candy food groups: candy corn (veggies), gummies (fruit,) nostalgic chocolate (dairy), chocolate with nuts (protein), and marshmallow-y things (...

  • 1 year ago | Interviews

    Sous chef Mary Attea works at Annisa (13 Barrow Street, 212-741-6699), Anita Lo's sexy Barrow Street culinary haven, where she's contributed dishes like steak tartare and saddle of rabbit to the innovative menu. Here, she opens up about admiring A...

  • 1 year ago | Interviews

    Connie Chung works on Eleven Madison Park's (11 Madison Avenue, 212-889-0905) show-stopping creations alongside Daniel Humm and a legion of other sous chefs. The 29-year-old was raised in a Chicago suburb, and she spent spent much of college ODing...

  • 1 year ago | Interviews

    Daniel Boulud's casual downtown spot DBGB (299 Bowery, 212-933-5300) is a large restaurant that caters to large crowds, and that demands long hours from sous chefs John Spratlin and Ian Vest. Despite the constant grind, though, each likes the job....