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energy
EFFICIENCY
BY JOHN UNREIN
Energy efficiency is becoming a more
important function for the success
and survival of retail and wholesale
bakeries across the country.
Newly opened bakeries are turning
toward efficient deck and rack ovens
that provide them with reliability
and excellence. Gone are the days
when a retail bakery could count
on a handful of experienced bakers
in the production room to monitor
the correct baking temperatures
and other variables throughout the
baking process.
Retailers need to know they can
count on their oven every day, every
time. That's why energy efficiency
is paramount.
In New York City, ALF Bakery,
the debut bakery from industry
veteran Amadou Ly, opened in April
at Manhattan's Chelsea Market, on
the lower " Chelsea Local " level.
ALF Bakery offers freshly baked
breads, viennoiserie, pastries, and
sandwiches. The bakery specializes
in items that utilize the process
of lamination. Dough is prepared
with many layers of flour and butter,
creating rich flavor and delicate,
light and flaky textures.
Fascinated by the fermentation
process and traditions of bread
making, Amadou strongly believes
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in minimal interaction during the
bread making process: le pain vivant
(living bread).
Having worked at some of the
most respected and innovative
fine dining kitchens in NYC as a
pastry chef and chocolatier (JeanGeorges,
Insieme, and All Good
Things, to name a few), Amadou
turned his focus to artisanal baking
at the iconic Arcade Bakery, where
he perfected his skills under the
tutelage of Roger Gural for five
years before it closed in 2019.
By allowing his doughs at ALF to
naturally ferment, and continuing
to experiment with methods and
techniques, Amadou's creations are
incredibly flavorful. Inspired by the
traditional boulangeries of France,
Amadou will bake at staggered
times during the day to continually
offer the freshest products possible.
In Southern California, Porto's
Amadou Ly oened ALF Bakery in Manhattan's Chelsea Market. His team bakes throughout the
day to ensure the freshest breads and pastries possible.
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