Thursday, November 28, 2013


If Derek Jeter of the Yankees is Mr. October, then Hector Gonzaga of City Bakery
is Mr. November. Twenty-two years since he began working here, it's impossible
for me to imagine Thanksgiving without him.

Has anyone in a New York City kitchen over the last decade made more
Thanksgiving pies, with their own hands, for more New Yorkers, than Hector Gonzaga?
Not likely.

 In a day and age when any baker in Brooklyn who touches pie dough is heralded
as the next Gina Lollabrigida of the pie world …

I'm especially thankful today for the incomparable and indefatigable Mr. Gonzaga.
He is New York, itself.

Happy Thanksgiving to all from City Bakery and Birdbath Green Bakery.

1 comment:

  1. It was a pleasure to meet Hector yesterday. Por supuesto el es Oaxaqueno, me encanta Oaxaca!


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