On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin met at a food-focused book club, became drinking buddies, then hoped to rid the world of bad bar snacks, introducing new faves like maple thyme pecans and spicy bacon caramel corn. They now serve some of Brooklyn best sweet and salty baked treats at Ovenly, seamlessly mixing in savory components en route to becoming one of NYC’s most creative bakeries. In their premier cookbook, Agatha and Erin reflect on their past Polish inflected upbringings, only to find their flagship store firmly set in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, surround by smoked meat shops serving kielbasa, and dishing out doughnuts better known as pÄ…czki. Their unique blend of old world ideas with new world flavors, like Brooklyn Blackout Cake using Brooklyn Brewery’s Black Chocolate Stout, and cheddar mustard scones, explore the boundaries of baking, all while extolling the simplicity of a salted chocolate chip cookie. This program was brought to you by Rolling Press.
“We really enjoy playing with flavors and we’ll test things out until they work and they’re delicious.” [10:24]
—Erin Patinkin on The Food Seen
“There was never a question like should we keep doing this? What the hell are we doing? This is crazy!” [14:41]
—Agatha Kulaga on The Food Seen