Tartine Bakery, Bi-rite Creamery, Monument and Omnivore Books

Tartine Bakery, Bi-rite Creamery, Monument and Omnivore Books

June 06th, 2012  | Category: Ice Cream & Sorbet, Restaurants, Travel


One rushed afternoon in San Francisco, I took a bite of this croissant at Tartine Bakery, leaned back in my chair and thought: "How wonderful the world would be if there was a Tartine in every city." Of course, we would then need to clone Chad Robertson. Multiple times. An even more wonderful world. A somewhat selfish but definitely more reasonable version would be: "How wonderful my world ...

[Continue reading “Tartine Bakery, Bi-rite Creamery, Monument and Omnivore Books” →]

The Best and Creamiest Chocolate Ice Cream You’ll Ever Have

The Best and Creamiest Chocolate Ice Cream You’ll Ever Have

February 22nd, 2012  | Category: Chocolate, Ice Cream & Sorbet


Long-time readers would know how serious I am about chocolate and ice cream. So believe me when I say: This is "The Best Chocolate Ice Cream You'll Ever Have". And the best part is, you don't even need an ice cream maker! Sold? Take a look at my recipe and photos (and read how serious I am about chocolate ice cream) at A Cup of Jo.

[Continue reading “The Best and Creamiest Chocolate Ice Cream You’ll Ever Have” →]

Ici and The Berkeley Bowl

Ici and The Berkeley Bowl

December 14th, 2011  | Category: Ice Cream & Sorbet, Travel


To be perfectly honest, I don't remember much from my visit to Ici. Right after the dinner at Chez Panisse, two of our friends came to pick us up and five minutes later, we were at Ici. I was still ChezPanisse-struck. But I never forget that I have a food blog, so I reached for my camera without thinking and somewhere along the line, I heard my friend repeating ...

[Continue reading “Ici and The Berkeley Bowl” →]

Seven-Bean Vanilla Ice Cream

Seven-Bean Vanilla Ice Cream

April 02nd, 2011  | Category: Ice Cream & Sorbet


Yesterday, Cafe Fernando turned 5! A year ago today, I quit my job and decided to become a full-time blogger. Since then, so many things have happened. First of all, the book happened. It turned my world upside down. And continuing to do so. I thought it was going to be all about baking, writing, melting chocolate and shopping for props, but it is much more than ...

[Continue reading “Seven-Bean Vanilla Ice Cream” →]

Momofuku Milk Bar’s Cereal Milk Ice Cream

Momofuku Milk Bar’s Cereal Milk Ice Cream

August 27th, 2010  | Category: Ice Cream & Sorbet


Cereal what? That's right, ladies and gentlemen, the silky liquid you see above on the right is called cereal milk. And on the left is an ice cream made with this cereal-infused milk, sprinkled with caramelized cornflakes. I've seen it on David's blog and can't stop thinking about it ever since. The genius behind this idea is Christina Tosi, pastry chef/owner of Momofuku Milk Bar, who, as ...

[Continue reading “Momofuku Milk Bar’s Cereal Milk Ice Cream” →]