Meet Albane Sharrard, pastry chef, and Evi Abeler, food photographer, both from New York City. Albane has worked with some of the best pastry chefs, including Dominique Ansel and Jacques Torres, and she now has her own line of jams and baked goods inspired by her grandmother’s recipes. Evi is an experienced life and food photographer who has worked for Anthology Magazine, Food+Wine and Sweet Paul. Together, Albane and Evi form the duo behind Whip+Click, a blog that combines easy recipes, mouth-watering photos and beautiful videos. Here’s New York City, in their own words.
Our Edible City
New York City. Our home is New York City, Harlem to be more precise. One of our favorite pastimes is to go to our local farmers’ markets in Harlem. You will probably be surprised by the abundance of local greenmarkets in the City, the most talked about in Manhattan is the New Amsterdam Market at the old Fulton Fish Market. There, you’ll find small businesses such as butchers, grocers, mongers, and other vendors who source, produce, distribute, and sell foods made with regional ingredients as well as carefully selected imports. The market is known for featuring artisanal products such as cheeses from Finger Lakes Farms or bread from Hot Bread Kitchen. We love to go there on Sunday mornings and pick up cheese and bread for our lazy sunday lunches.
Our Favorite Dish
Cheese Plates. Our favorite New York food experience in all seasons is enjoying a cheese plate for a picnic or a gathering with friends. We have some great picnic spots in Harlem. Central Park is just nine blocks to the South of us and we also have Marcus Garvey Park to the North and Morningside Park to the West. In the winter however, we opt for the warmth of our home! Each time we go to the New Amsterdam Market we sample from different artisanal vendors. We’re from German and French backgrounds, so we love a good cheese and we don’t ever get tired of sampling! We try to go with local cheeses most of the time. For the cheese plate pictured to the right we chose: a Crottin and Cremont from Vermont Creamery, a Medallion Goat from Coach Farm, and an aged Gouda from the Netherlands. To round up our picnics, we pick up a baguette and pair the cheeses with a Harlem-made jam from Crosstown Sweets.
- More love for New York City by past Edible Cities contributors:
- Plan your next food- and shopping-focused visit to NYC: Markets of New York City: A Guide to the Best Artisan, Farmer, Food & Flea Markets
- Get to know Harlem better with the help of these thorough guides about the borough:
Photo Credits: All pictures by Evi Abeler.