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Mince Pies

Konditor & Cook – London, UK

Mince Pies
Mince Pies

Konditor & Cook

Borough Market
(44) 0844 854 93 63
10 Stoney Street
London SE1 9AD UK

www.konditorandcook.com

Other Locations: Chancery Lane, Waterloo, Soho, The Gherkin and South Bank.

OPEN HOURS:
7:30am –  6:00pm  Monday to Friday
8:30am –  5:00pm  Saturday

The borough Market location (visited repeatedly) is just next to Monmouth coffee, the pairing couldn’t be more perfect.  Once you know what delicacies reside inside, it is almost impossible to pass by without picking something up.  ‘Konditor’ means pastry chef in German and pastry chef and creator Gerhard Jenne is German trained.  This creates a wonderful combination of technique with british staples, evidenced, in what I feel confident to say, is the world’s foremost mince pie.

Careful attention to ingredients – organic free-range eggs & natural butter – shows in the final product; a series of cookies, cakes, tartes, brownies and the lightest cheese-cake possible.  There is also a selection of wheat free, dairy free and low sugar pastries, as well as personalized funky cakes.  If you are in town for the holiday season, be sure to pick up as many as the aforementioned mince pies as possible.  We purchased one of the Christmas Pudding’s and brought it to friends in Nepal for our visit;  Tears of joy followed.

There are savories as well, with daily lunch specials,  sandwiches, salads, lasagna, and focaccias.

If you have to have more, check out Chef Gerhard Jenne’s book~ Wacky Cakes & Kooky Cookies.

Konditor and Cook - Whiskey Orange Bomb,Whiskey Orange Bomb covered with chocolate marzipan

Liquor Filled Chocolate Santas
Carrot Cake
Spinach Parmesan Muffin
(above photo ©Samantha Jones) Lemon Meringue Pies

 


(above photo © Georgie Knight)

Cinnamon Cookies

Mince Pies

Ici Icecream – Berkeley, CA

Ici Icecream  -  Berkeley, CA

Ici Icecream

(1) 510 – 665 6054
2948 College Avenue
Berkeley, California 94705

www.ici-icecream.com

OPEN HOURS:
2:00 pm –   9:30 pm   Monday
12:00 pm –   9:30 pm   Tuesday – Thursday
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm   Friday – Sunday

Highly recommended by trusted friends, we made our way with anticipation to ICI in Berkely.  Immediately our attention was grabbed by a chalkboard notice of “Peppermint Ice Milk”.   Well, it turns out Ice Milk is perfect – lighter then Ice Cream, more luscious then sorbet.  What a simple, taste-altering concept.   So many times, the simple things are the most striking.  The most pure.

Ice creams, sorbets, candies and cookies are made in small batches, ensureing freshness, using Local and seasonal ingredients.  Cones are hand rolled with piped chocolate to cover the bottom hole.  Organic nut spices and chocolates, as well as  Soul Food eggs , Straus Organic and Clover Organic dairy,  compliment the astounding variety treats; and of course NO artificial preservatives.

Flavors in Ice creams and Sorbets while we visited :Brandied Cherry , Green Tea, Coconut, Honey Nutmeg, Vanilla, Creme Fraiche Muscat,  Candied Meyer lemon, Pistachio Rose, Rocky Road, Earl Gray Tea, Cinnamon, Concord  Grape, Maple pine Nut Praline, Lime, Chocolate, Nectarine, Burnt Caramel, Parsley Mint, Honey Lavender…….

Other lovlies are available as well, such as the “Bombes” ice cream cakes, ice cream sandwiches, Bonbons Meringues, Candies Cookies, Macaroons, Nougat, Marshmallows Brittles,  Brownies…. and to compliment, they serve Blue Bottle Espresso

Lead Pastry Chef Mary Canales, formally of Chez Panisse), opened Ici ice cream parlor in September 2006 along with creative Mattea Soreng and Pj Pawalec.  They are tight with their ethic (what else would you expect from Berkeley?) all of the packaging and disposable wares are 100% biodegradable and compostable.

Ici Icecream  -  Berkeley, CA

Ici Icecream  -  Berkeley, CA

Ici Icecream  -  Berkeley, CA

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Ici Icecream  -  Berkeley, CA

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