Daily Life Food Inspiration New York

Cinnamon bun pies and picnics

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I finally baked the cinnamon bun pie! I’ve been eyeing the recipe in the Momofuku Milk Bar book, waiting for the right time for this giant pie stuffed full of liquid cheesecake and cinnamon sugar layers.

This past Saturday, Yeji and Eric invited Taurin and me to their lovely home for brunch.

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As we walked in, we were greeted by a welcome message and the brunch menu!

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I loved spreading ripe avocados and cream cheese on sesame toast with a side of lightly runny eggs. We ate all the bacon and butternut squash salad before going out to the park.

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The pie!

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The crumble topping was really good. Next time, I’ll use a bigger pie pan, because the pie turned out huge.

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Sunday was the long-awaited Brooklyn Zine Fest in Williamsburg.

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Zine of the Month table had so much eye candy, and Mark made me want to visit Philly!

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I didn’t notice this when I snapped this photo, but I spot Jannese’s yellow backpack!

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Cotton candy break at the park with Chris and Eugenia.

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Jacob invited us to drink tea with his friend Johnny, who has studied the art of tea for many years and now lives in a beautifully restored Brooklyn home. It was a perfect late afternoon for tea time.

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Johnny making a big bowl of thick matcha (濃茶).

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Bitter sweet kuding tea (苦丁茶), said to have many healing properties.

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And finally, another beautiful Brooklyn sunset from the roof.

21 Comments

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    janet
    April 17, 2012 at 9:31 am

    the cinnamon pie looks yummy!!! and the salad too.! you always take great food pics! :)

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    alma
    April 17, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Your pictures are really good and this appartment looks great. Love matcha tea!
    Did you receive my mail? Hope it didn’t get lost! Cheers!

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    Marlous
    April 17, 2012 at 10:32 am

    What a lovely post! At first, it really made me hungry haha. And then I fell in love with the zines and the beautiful appartment.. Seems like you had a great time!

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    Studio Meez
    April 17, 2012 at 11:30 am

    The pie looks delicious and so looks the rest. Wish I could visit zine of the month, it looks great!

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    LIsa
    April 17, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    There is so much fun in these photo’s, looks like a perfect day :)

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    Irene
    April 17, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    You can’t show us such an amazing pie and not share the recipe! *laughs* All the photos look so dreamy and peaceful – I dream of having a house like this one day!

    You’re amazing <3

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    Galine
    April 17, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    :O That…pie…! How do you do it? You always make me hungry! haha
    Your photos are breath-taking, as usual!!!! I really like the idea your friends had of having a menu written up for you…so cute!!!

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    marlou
    April 17, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    looks as if New York is treating you very well! :) :)

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    Omar
    April 17, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    beautiful post. sounds like a great day.

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    Emmie Rae
    April 17, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Aaa that pie! it looks so delicious. I’ve been meaning to make cinnamon scrolls forever, certainly going to on the weekend now I have a cinnamon craving. Loving the little blackboard, such a cute idea! Would give anything to go to the brooklyn zine fest one day, seems like such a bigger scene than Sydney. Amazing post as always! xx

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    Ru
    April 17, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    What a lovely post! The pie looks so yummy, hope you can share the recipe soon. I totally enjoy your photography style!

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    Koey
    April 17, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I always want to pay a visit to Brooklyn as it seems that there are many great creative things .Also, I really like the layout of Johnny’s home!
    p.s. Hope you can feel better soon too:)

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    Claudia
    April 18, 2012 at 3:44 am

    oh the cinnamon pie looks great!

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    Jane
    April 18, 2012 at 4:51 am

    Oh my GOSH, that pie looks amazing! So did the brunch, I love the blackboard they had.
    Looks like you had the loveliest day.

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    kelly zarb
    April 18, 2012 at 5:14 am

    Oh my gosh the zine fair looks awesome did you find any great zines!!! The brunch table spread looked amazing too Sewon, so yummy!

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    jannese
    April 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

    awww… I love that they made a special menu board for you guys, that’s so sweet. and ooohhhh a friend knowledgeable in tea making that’s always exciting!
    It was funny how we ran into each other at the zine fest, hehe

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    Bonjour Juliette
    April 18, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    All this definitely makes me want to visit New York, Williamsburg, and drink some tea with your friend too… Your picture emanate the quietness and sweetness of those moments.
    + I never visited the usa, AND… I just bought a ticket to Montreal, from where i’ll take a bus (or something) and come and visit New-York! Sooooo excited!!!

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    Yasmeen
    April 19, 2012 at 11:06 am

    What a coincidence! I was just going to make the Cinnamon Bun Pie! I got the Momofuku Milk Bar book from the library a few days ago and that pe just cuaght me eye. It looks delicious! :) Did you enjoy it? I’m kind of worried that it might taste like a cheesecake and I’m not a fan of cheesecake. Was it kind of like a gooey pie or was it kind of like a slice of cake? I cannot wait to make it! :)

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    emilie
    April 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    your photos are gorgeous as always…
    The pie seems to be a killer… my mouth is watering !

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    catarina
    April 20, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    what a beautiful, sunny, lovely day!
    have fun <3

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    J DUBBS
    April 26, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Drooled a bit..<3

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