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  1. Franci

    Wine Refrigerator

    All good questions. For now we are renting, so something free standing and on the small size, as Mitch mentioned 4 cases max I would guess a good approximation. It’s going to go right where the wine cases are resting at the moment, right at the end of the kitchen island. Price? Mmmmhh, it’s the husband who is really interested, don’t know how much is willing to spend. I am going to collect all your suggestions and pass to him.
  2. Franci

    Wine Refrigerator

    Bringing this up. Any update on wine refrigerator, 12 years after this post? I need to buy one
  3. Happy birthday to your daughter @Kim Shook tomorrow is my daughter birthday as well and besides the usual cake that you have seen many times, we decided to make some panda sablès
  4. This fig and pear tatin! Love it. Yesterday we had guests and since I didn’t make galette des rois for Jan 6, I decided to make it yesterday.
  5. Franci

    The Bread Topic (2016-)

    Dear @Shelby, miss you too!!! I am finally settled. 🤗
  6. Franci

    The Bread Topic (2016-)

    @Toliver this is just passata with very little salt and olive oil, I don’t like garlic that much. If I have a choice, Mutti passata with basil it’s perfect for me on pizza. In Wholefoods in Brooklyn I was able to find it, here I’ve not nbeen able to locate it yet, the second best option I found it here it’s called Poma Rosa, it’s ok.
  7. @George_Bradley I hope not, for you, I am saying. Ah, ah, in the end a lot of effort for the result. Too bad because the product was good, very good potential. I just speak for myself, I was missing a good partner to do what I was not good at. Maybe if I can find that person in my new location I might think about it. Good luck!
  8. Franci

    The Bread Topic (2016-)

    Thank you, guys! I also missed you very much. I am trying to make pizza once a week for the kids. I always use the Confraternita della pizza calculator for it. I normally use an higher % hydration but didn’t realize I put in the wrong number and well today it’s just a 65%
  9. Franci

    The Bread Topic (2016-)

    Oh, wow, was missing @Ann_T beautiful bread! And wow, @JoNorvelleWalker huge, huge improvement to your baking! @kayb and @Anna N, @ElsieD 🤗
  10. Thanks Mitch. I already know we’ll be living in Coconut Grove. As for the business I will see what to do. I think I need to spend some time in Florida to decide.
  11. Business not sure will be open in April but I’ll be in Brooklyn until end of the school in June. I’ll be happy to grab a coffee
  12. Thank you guys! I cannot say enough good things about all the great and supportive persons I’ve met on Egullet. You really helped so much! I am happy about starting this business, what I’ve accomplished, the exerience gained and all. @pastrygirl I guess the scaling issue is different depending from the product. For myself, making cakes, the only way I can see is trying to extend the shelf life of the cakes, if I want to keep it wholesale. Otherwise just open a front store... @blue_dolphin I think it will be easier for me to think about the possibility of having a Dolci di Franci in Miami after some time there. I don’t know the place and I’d need a little time to get comfortable, look around, meet locals... @Anna N I particularly want to thank you and Kerry for the great support! Definitely I’m playing with the idea of selling the salami online...it doesn’t require a big kitchen...so maybe if I encounter a good marketing person. Don’t know. For now I confess that I am looking for a break, organize my move, settle in, a good vacation in the summer and then we’ll see.
  13. Guys, I’ve not updated you with how things are going. I’ll be closing the business. I am not sure on the exact date but before June. To summarize it, it’s just a matter of scale. At this scale it doesn’t work...I’d need to invest much more time and money into this business that I am willing to, it’s really that simple. And I am moving. I don’t want to sell the business because I think in some years, when the situation is different, I’d want to go back to it. I think my customers will miss me and in this little part of Brooklyn I have my followers but it’s not enough.
  14. Yes, please, come and see me!
  15. Hi Steve! Thanks. I am renting kitchen very close to Dellapietras, at one Girl Cookies on Dean, I’d gladly offer you coffee. I am there T-W-T during school hours.