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When her new chocolate company needed a name, Sara Meyer and her husband, Corey, decided to connect it to his maternal grandmother — Faigele/Faigy/Fay, meaning little bird in Yiddish — and her love of chocolate. Both are memorialized in the name they came up with: Little Bird. While Fay usually kept several boxes of random chocolate open at any given time in her home, Little Bird’s Curious Confections prefers its proprietary Belgian, sustainable chocolate and natural ingredients to produce its Fire Bites and Fire Barks, all with candied jalepeños.
Some people love ice cream so much, it’s practically their religion. We went through the company’s flavors — old, new, international, and dearly departed — and found that quite a few of them celebrate religious themes. So, ice cream lovers, as the mercury continues to rise, now seems like a good time to pray to Ben & Jerry’s to make these cool, heavenly flavors available to the devoted masses.
The first time I tried rugelach from Marzipan Bakery was not in Israel, where the famous bakery is located, but in an office in Midtown Manhattan. A then-coworker of mine had schlepped home two kilos (more than 4 pounds) of the chocolate swirled pastries in his carryon and was gleefully handing them out like an overeager salesman. “These are without question the best rugelach you will ever eat,” he promised.
From Coolhaus, the gourmet ice cream company that created the decidedly nonkosher pastrami ice cream sandwich, come two new “sammies”: “Pie in the Sky” — frosted whoopee cookie with a mascarpone cheesecake ice cream with crumbled Biscoff cookies and a strawberry swirl — and “Jet Set Crunch” — brown-sugar cookie with pretzels and butterscotch chips, with salted caramel and peanut ice cream.
The following is an excerpt from the memoir “My Fat Dad: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Family, With Recipes” by Dawn Lerman (Berkley Books, September 2015).