Mexican bakery owner finds strength in mother-daughter tradition

March 31st, 2016  |  by  |  published in Melting Pot | Leave A Comment »

Owner Ignacia Hernandez pauses baking to take a phone order. Each day, she stocks the display case at Sweet Life Pastry with a fresh batch of conchas, traditional Mexican sweat bread. Photo: Sanaz Rizlenjani.

Ignacia Hernandez came to New York from Mexico to support her mother back home, but fell in love with wedding cakes and stayed.

Sisters celebrate 25 years of Dominican food

March 27th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Health, Melting Pot | Leave A Comment »

Stewed beef on top of a generous serving of rice and beans -- one of Margot's most popular dishes.

Get it while it lasts: Two octogenarians and their all-female kitchen staff dish up Dominican comfort food in Washington Heights.