Beurre et Sel

The newest, smallest and one of the nicest shops to open up at Essex Street Market is cook book author Dorie Greenspan’s minimalist Cookie boutique: Beurre & Sel.

I’m not sure why, but I was kind of surprised when I walked by last week to see Dorie there handing out free samples of her tasty treats.  The cookie I had, was a rich chocolate nut cookie that had an adult level of sweetness and a sophisticated look.   It was like a mixture of a shortbread and a chocolate chip cookie.

One of the walls of her shop is filled with tubes of cookies, Dorie gave me a tour of the selection available and the thing that caught my attention were the savory “cookies” .  Mostly the shop is  manned by her son, but certainly Beurre & Sel is yet another reason to go visit the Essex Street market.

Cookies range from $2 to $3.25  and cookie tubes range in price, but if I remember correctly (and I might not) they start at around $8. For sure stop in and if you are lucky maybe Dorie will be there (and if you have one of her cookbooks you might even be able to get it signed!)



About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note:
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