baking

Frick'n Good Cookies
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Cookie lovers can find a unique cookie variety at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market.  Called "Frick'n Good Cookies," they are named after the Frick family who went into business nearly a year ago making and selling cookies with a unique shape and flavor.

Lisa Barry talks with Mikayla Frick, who helped create the cookie company using her grandmother's secret recipe and technique.


Croissants
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After looking for a place to locate in Ann Arbor for several years, master chef of pastries Matt Knio is planning to open a new bakery and restaurant in the next few months.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to him about the eatery, which will be located on Washington Street in Ann Arbor and called "The Great Commoner Cannelle."


Sister Pie
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Sister Pie started in the kitchen of Lisa Ludwinski’s parents in Milford around Thanksgiving 2012.  Since then, the popularity of her unique pie creations has grown and now operates from a corner bakery in Detroit’s West Village on the east side of town.  She talks to WEMU's Lisa Barry about her love and passion for pie...just in time for Thanksgiving!


24th Cheesecakerie
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24th Cheesecakerie in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti is a family-owned and operated business incorporating the concept and culture of family into everything they do.

WEMU's Lisa Barry and John Reyes of Eater.com talk to one of the business's owners, Sean Brezell, who brought several family members with him to the interview about how they strive to bring value--and cheesecake--to the Washtenaw County community.

Bobcat Bonnie's
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This week, "Art and Soul" is about the culinary arts.  WEMU's Lisa Barry and Jessica Webster talk to one of the partners and managers at the new Bobcat Bonnie's restaurant in Ypsilanti, Brittney Gryzwa.  She describes the restaurant as having "good food, a fun environment at a fair price."

Lisa and Jessica also talk about traditional holiday food, as well as new Christmas dinner traditions.


Courtesy Photo / Sweet Heather Anne

This week, Art and Soul is about the culinary arts.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Heather Leavitt about her cake studio in Ann Arbor, "Sweet Heather Anne," where creativity combined with baking results in artistic cakes and desserts.


Gabrielle Rossmer Gropman and Sonya Gropman

Tradition and surprises can be found in the Jewish-German cookbook put together by a mother-daughter team coming to Ann Arbor June 12th.

Gabrielle Gropman and her daughter Sonja Gropman will prepare dinner from their cookbook at Zingerman's Roadhouse on the 12th and teach a baking class the next day.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with the mother-daughter team...