The third-generation pastry chef points out the differences between bakeries and patisseries, poles on the rustic-refinement sweets spectrum. What does he enjoy doing more? "It's not about what I prefer. It's about what the neighborhood needs."
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There are all sorts of fantastic bakeries in New York where you can pick up pie for your Thanksgiving table. But many of them require advance orders for Thanksgiving—and sometimes that just doesn't happen. Sometimes, you just need a last minute pie. And luckily, these fine bakeries are here to help you out.
[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] At François Chocolate Bar, one of the few pastry creations with no dark or milk chocolate is the Tout Vanilla ($6), pure white from top to bottom. The base is a buttery, crumbly sable breton,...