Elevate Your Culinary Skills with Susan G. Purdy





Kitchen Arts and Letters
1435 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
With over 12,000 titles, this is one of the largest bookstores in the U.S. specializing in food, drink, food history, food writing. A treasure.


Food Lover’s Companion, 4th ed.
Sharon Tyler Herbst & Ron Herbst
Barron’s, © 2007


Baking in America, by Greg Patent, Houghton Mifflin Co., c. 2002, New York.

A marvelous collection of 250 classic and creative American recipes with fascinating histories.


Culinary Schools

The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts
2020 Massachusetts Ave,
Cambridge, MA 02140


King Arthur Flour Baking Education Center
135 US Rt. 5 South
Norwich, VT 05055


Culinary Websites/Food News

Joy of Cooking
Information on cooking and baking from the Joy cookbooks, plus a blog and expert information; Site developed and directed by members of original Rombauer and Becker families.


An online source for food, wine and travel information
and culinary news



Pizza To the People
Cassandra Purdy’s fabulous organic vegetarian mobile wood-fired pizza - cooked on your site. Also offering full service catering for every occasion from dinner parties to weddings.



Website of chef/writer/artist Stacy Pearl; extensive list of tested recipes; podcasts (including recipes by and podcasts with Susan G. Purdy)


Valerie Leonard

Fine Artist



Kathy Giarrano
Giarrano Design helps small businesses achieve their marketing goals.


Julia della Croce
blog - www.juliadellecroce/forktales/
Food writer (Italian food, culture, travel), cookbook author, tour guide, journalist at zesterdaily.com.





Ingredients and Equipment

American Almond Products Company, Inc.
100 Walworth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(800) 825-6663; (718) 875-8310
Love’n Bake® Almond paste, nut pastes and pastry fillings, especially Hazelnut Praline Paste, Marzipan, Pistachio Paste, Prune Lekvar, natural nut butter.


Broadway Panhandler
65 East 8th Street
New York, NY 10003
866-266-5927; 212-966-3434
Wide variety of home-use-commercial-grade cake, pie and pastry-baking equipment, full line of decorating utensils (bags, tips, colorings, etc.) plus wide selection of kitchen tools, cutlery.


King Arthur Flour – Bakery, Café, Shop, Baking Education Center
135 US Route 5 South
Norwich, VT 05055
Wide variety of pie, pastry, and cake baking equipment and utensils including Silpat nonstick baking pads, baking parchment, instant-read thermometers, rotary nut mills, all types of chocolate and cocoa, pure extracts, coarse crystal and pearl sugar, fruit oils, dried buttermilk powder, nuts, many types of organic seeds, grains, and flour.


New York Cake and Baking Distributors
56 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010
(800) 942-2539; 212-675-2253
Wide variety of pastry, pie, and cake baking and decorating equipment and utensils, many types of chocolate and decorating sugar, cardboard cake disks.
Note: Only one retail shop, New York City; wholesale distribution online.
Spices at Penzeys
800-741-7787; 414-760-7337
Variety of herbs and spices (especially ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger), cream of tartar, some extracts, natural and Dutch process cocoa, Mexican and Madagascan vanilla beans, dried and powdered lemon and orange peel. Go online to find a Penzeys Spices retailer near you.
Simpson & Vail
3 Quarry Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
(800) 282-8327
Mexican chocolate, chocolate-covered espresso beans, Dutch cocoa, special oils including hazelnut oil, walnut oil, imported Italian extra virgin olive oil, dried fruits, Boyajian’s natural extracts and citrus oils, castor sugar, amber crystal sugar.


Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Customer service: 877-812-6235
Wide variety of baking equipment and utensils, instant-read thermometers, Silpat nonstick baking pads, baking parchment, pie and pastry tools, some baking ingredients. Shop online or locate shop near you.

Wilton Industries
2240 West 75th St.
Woodridge, IL, 60517
800-794-5866; 630-963-1818
Meringue powder, full line of cake decorating and baking utensils and products. Enter your zip code online to find store with Wilton products.