Vice Munchies: How to Turn a Bakery into a Hub for Social Justice

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Vice Munchies came to visit the bakery and learned how to make nan-e barbari from Clarisse, one of our Bakers in Training. The result: a beautiful profile of our organization.

“For graduates of Hot Bread Kitchen’s training program, strength is in numbers. A single woman in a male-dominated bakery might …


Hot Bread Kitchen on Fox 5 NY News

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Fox 5 News covered Hot Bread Kitchen in a taped segment, followed by a live in-studio appearance by Jessamyn and baker Lutfunnessa. They were interviewed by anchor Ernie Anastos, who loved our lavash. Check out the video here.…


NY Times: At Incubators, Chefs Aim to Turn Recipes into Big Businesses

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The New York Times Metro section published a feature on the growing popularity of culinary incubators for food entrepreneurs in New York. The piece highlights HBK Incubates along with program graduate Hella Bitters and one of our current members, Clinton Shabazz, whose baked goods company, The Harlem Pie Man, …


Whole Foods Goes Behind the Scenes

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We are proud of our partnership with Whole Foods Market: not only do they carry our breads in stores nationwide, they employ many of our graduates in their bakeries. They came in to check out what goes on in our production facility in East Harlem, and posted this beautiful video …


Yahoo Food’s Cookbook of the Year

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The Hot Bread Kitchen Cookbook is Yahoo Food’s Cookbook of the Year!

Yahoo says: “when a cookbook combines appealing, accessible recipes, compelling personal narrative, and a powerful — not to mention timely — social mission, there really is no contest. In fact, the Yahoo Food team was unanimous when it …


Sephardic Challah Featured in The New York Times

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The New York Times featured the lesser-known challah traditions of the Middle East and North Africa, including our Sephardic challah, a unique, eggless bread that’s peppered with cumin and caraway.

The Sephardic challah is available seasonally (for Rosh Hashanah and Hanukkah), for purchase online, at Hot Bread Almacen (1590 …