Scenes from Taylor Street Festa Italiana

This past weekend has been quite a whirlwind. Our family bakery participated in the street festival in Little Italy, where we will be opening this fall. My cousin Gio helped me bake, package, carry and sell over 4,000 cookies over the course of the week. Throughout the weekend family and friends would stop by to help, which was always fun. It was an exhausting and exhilarating week. The best part of every day was the stories. People who grew up in the neighborhood would talk about their favorite memories of Annette and the bakery. Everyone who’d ever eaten there had a favorite bakery item…and it was usually the pizza, the donuts, the turnovers and strudel. For the first time, I am assured we will not lack for business, though I have begun to feel the weight of everyone’s expectations. It will certainly add to the challenge.

Thank you to everyone who came out this past weekend. It was so great to see and meet everyone, I can’t wait to open our doors to you!



Filed under Bakery, Italian

2 responses to “Scenes from Taylor Street Festa Italiana

  1. Nana & Papa Tom

    Ciao a tutti da Italia! Greetings from Castellina-in-Chianti.
    We were delighted to see your pictures and to share in the excitement on Taylor Street. Bravo!! to Gio and Michelle and Pam and all the helpers for the event. Paola will be sharing your pictures with the people at The Forno. Our grandparents and Auntie Annette are all smiling at your success.
    con amore, Nana & Papa Tom

  2. Denise


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