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Barcelona

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As many of you know we, at Levain Bakery, are animal lovers in a big way!  In addition to loving meeting all of your favorite animals and giving them treats (when allowed) we  all (almost) have pets of our own. 

 

One of our best friends, Dr. Jennifer Katz, is a fabulous vet who, lucky for us, happened to move out in the Hamptons, shortly after we opened our Wainscott location.  Along with Dr. Katz’ help we have started to try to trap and spay/neuter some of the many feral cats around the Wainscott Bakery.  For the past two years we have accidently ended up with the kittens of some of these cats (long story) who the Veterinary Clinic of East Hampton (www.vetcliniceh.com) has been kind enough to take, care for, and get adopted.  Colin, from the Seafood Shop, says he sees tons of these cats around his shop as well. 

 

Our Vet Clinic in the city, Manhattan Cat Specialists (www.manhattancats.com) , also sometimes has beautiful cats and kitties who need homes if you would like to adopt.

 

So, I guess the point of this is a plea to make sure that everyone you know gets their animals spayed and neutered, as well as adopting from shelters rather then breeders.  There are so many amazing animals who need loving homes.  If you would like to make a donation, please consider the Veterinary Clinic of East Hampton, to help them with this enormous project of trying to care for all the animals out East who need help and, for one reason or another, have no funding.

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Pam

Pam

Pam is one of the owners here at Levain Bakery. Pam does everything!! She is a great baker (we all have learned some superb cake baking skills from her), she keeps the business running smoothly (she is extremely organized) and is great to have around to chat with (one of my favorite things to do with her). She also makes us all very jealous with her coffee making skills …. She makes the best cappuccinos around!

 

 

Name:  Pam 

 

What’s your sign?  Virgo.

 

Where did you grow up?   The North shore of Long Island.

 

How long have you lived in New York City?   26 years!

 

How long have you been working at Levain Bakery?  14 years.

 

What’s your favorite color?  This week orange.

 

What’s your favorite thing at the bakery?  Everything.

 

Cat or Dog?   Cat – I can’t have a dog in my apartment.

 

If you could be a cookie package, where would you want to be shipped?  Anywhere in Italy or the east end of Long Island.

 

What smells the best when it’s in the oven?  It all smells good depending upon the time of day- sourdough rolls or ciabatta in the morning, scones and chocolate cookies all day, sticky buns on the weekends…..

 

Chocolate Chip Walnut or Chocolate Chocolate Chip?   Both – depends upon the day.

 

What’s your favorite song played at the bakery?     What’s your least favorite song played at the bakery?  Too controversial, I try not to get too involved – they are all good at the right time.

 

If you could be one thing in the bakery, what would you be and why?    Me – I love everything about what we do, from actually making and baking everything to meeting and chatting with customers.

 

Make a statement that best defines you:  Focused and determined – Namaste.

Breaking News

The Levain Bakery Wainscott location will open for the season this Friday, April 17th at 8am!

 

Spring Hours are

Friday 8am – 5pm

Saturday 8am – 5pm

Sunday 8am – 1pm

 

We will open 7 days on Friday June 26th.  Hope to see you there!

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Katie

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Katie is the newest member of our gang. She has been at the bakery for about 3 months and in New York City for only about 4 months, but she has already fit into our “family” so well. Most days, you will see Katie behind our retail counter with her big smile and very gracious, bubbly attitude. She’s great at keeping the retail area looking its absolute best and loves helping out whenever she can with anything else.

 

 

Name: Katie

 

What’s your sign?   Virgo

 

Where did you grow up?   Phoenix, AZ

 

How long have you lived in New York City?   4 1/2 months

 

How long have you been working at Levain Bakery?   3 months

 

What’s your favorite color?    Yellow

 

What’s your favorite thing at the bakery?    Pumpkin Spice Bread

 

Cat or Dog?   I love them equally

 

If you could be a cookie package, where would you want to be shipped?  To my grandma in Phoenix. I got my sweet tooth from her.

 

What smells the best when it’s in the oven? Scones

 

Chocolate Chip Walnut or Chocolate Chocolate Chip? Chocolate Chip Walnut

 

What’s your favorite song played at the bakery?  Freedom- George Michael

 

What’s your least favorite song played at the bakery?  Tusk- Fleetwood Mac

 

If you could be one thing in the bakery, what would you be and why?  Can I be the smell when you walk in? I think that it is the most loved thing in the bakery.

 

Make a statement that best defines you:  “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Mahatma Gandhi

 

Emily

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Emily is the one member of our staff right now that has been at the bakery the longest. Because of this, she really can do most things here and is extremely helpful. Her main focus is handling the daily responsibility of the Cookies by Mail. Along with that she works retail and helps me in production- her days can be quite diverse. She adds much laughter to everyday with her great smile and obsession with the Wheel of Fortune.

Name: Emily

What’s your sign? Scorpio

Where did you grow up? Jessup, Pennsylvania

How long have you lived in New York City? 4 ½ years

How long have you been working at Levain Bakery? 2 ½ years

What’s your favorite color? It changes frequently, but right now it’s green

What’s your favorite thing at the bakery? Olive & Goat Cheese Pizza

Cat or Dog? Dog

If you could be a cookie package, where would you want to be shipped? Paris

What smells the best when it’s in the oven? Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Chocolate Chip Walnut or Chocolate Chocolate Chip? CCW

What’s your favorite song played at the bakery? Dionne Warwick: I Say a Little Prayer

What’s your least favorite song played at the bakery? Earth Wind and Fire : Sing a Song

If you could be one thing in the bakery, what would you be and why? Postcard – so I could travel around the world.

Make a statement that best defines you: For my part, I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of stars makes me dream (Van Gogh)

Alexis W

 

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Alexis helps me with all the responsibilities that keep the bakery looking its best. She is also a great asset as part of the retail staff. She’s extremely organized and meticulous and is ALWAYS ready to lend a helping hand. At first she appears a little timid, but once you get to know her she opens up into this bright, fun loving person (as long as there is a little Dionne Warwick playing J)

 

Name:  Alexis         

 

What’s your sign?   Gemini

 

Where did you grow up?   Easton, PA

 

How long have you lived in New York City?   June ‘07

 

How long have you been working at Levain Bakery?   Since September ‘08

 

What’s your favorite color?    It depends, I like them all.

 

What’s your favorite thing at the bakery?    Artichoke Pizza

 

Cat or Dog?   Dog

 

If you could be a cookie package, where would you want to be shipped?  Hawaii

 

What smells the best when it’s in the oven?  Pumpkin Spice Bread

 

Chocolate Chip Walnut or Chocolate Chocolate Chip?  CCW

 

What’s your favorite song played at the bakery?  Anything by Dionne Warwick

 

What’s your least favorite song played at the bakery?  Private Dancer by Tina Turner

 

If you could be one thing in the bakery, what would you be and why?    A shot of espresso so I can be “rich”

 

Make a statement that best defines you: There is no one statement that defines me.

 

Classes

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Classes!

In the next few weeks Connie and Pam will be offering several class dates with two different curriculums.  Our hope is that you will leave with the confidence to take what you learned and make it at home.

 

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The first curriculum will be Italian Breads which will include making a basic focaccia, ciabatta and pizza.

 

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The second curriculum will be Breakfast where you will learn make our oatmeal raisin scones, bomboloncini and plain brioche.

 

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Dates

Tuesday March 24, 7:30 -9:30pm – Breakfast

Wednesday March 25, 7:30-9:30pm – Italian Breads

Monday March 30, 7:30-9:30pm – Breakfast

Tuesday March 31, 7:30pm -9:30pm – Italian Breads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FAQ 

Class size will be limited to four people 

Cost per person $250

To sign up go to:

 

http://store.itsallaboutthecookie.com/baking-for-breakfast-march-24-2009.aspx

http://store.itsallaboutthecookie.com/baking-italian-breads-march-25-2009.aspx

http://store.itsallaboutthecookie.com/baking-for-breakfast-march-30-2009-1.aspx

http://store.itsallaboutthecookie.com/baking-italian-breads-march-31-2009.aspx

Classes may be filmed

If you have any questions please contact Emily at classes@levainbakery.com

 


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