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Cape and Islands Bakes for Breast Cancer!

Whether it as a home away from home or a favorite vacation spot, Cape Cod has a special place in the hearts of many New Englanders. Carol Sneider, founder, and president of Bakes for Breast Cancer has proudly called the cape her home for the last 35 years. “It’s part of me” Carol said, “Doing something with a community I’ve called home for so long is important to me”.
Not only is the Cape important in our personal ties, but it has a special history to Breast Cancer as well. Women on Cape Cod have a 20% higher rate of Breast …

 

Not Quite Business as Usual

The outbreak of Covid-19 threw a wrench into the works of life as we knew it. It is a struggle for everyone who has lost employment or is trying to find a new normal in their daily jobs. While they may normally lie in the back of our minds the hospitality industry continues as a backbone of our society to be there when we need them most. Through quick adaptation, going to takeout and adding provisions and pantry items, they have proven they are not going anywhere soon. Their responses were creative and put into action as quickly as possible doing …

 

Dana-Farber’s Judy Garber, MD, MPH, elected to Institute of Medicine

Judy Garber, MD, MPH

Judy Garber, MD, MPH, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a nongovernmental organization that advises the nation on issues related to biomedical science, medicine, and health.
Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
An internationally recognized leader in clinical and translational research on breast cancer, Garber is director of the Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention at Dana-Farber and is one of the leaders of its Susan F. …

 

Fact or fiction? What’s the truth about breast cancer risk?

Experts at Dana-Farber explain the myths and misconceptions

Wendy Chen, MD, MPH

From the food we eat to the products we use, there are a lot of misconceptions about what may increase the risk of developing breast cancer. There are known factors, like genetics, that are well documented. But what about lifestyle issues like having a nightly cocktail or using deodorant?
So, what is fact and what is fiction? Wendy Chen, MD, MPH, a breast cancer expert at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston says an overabundance of information can be confusing, and it often is incorrect to some degree. She tackles some of …

 

On the Chopping Block

Bodum Knife Block
Today’s gadget is simple and subtle, but it might just find a permanent home atop your counter. A modernized version of an average wooden knife block, the Bistro Knife Block made by Bodum is stylish and very practical.
The outside casing of the Bistro is made of hard plastic and inside are thin plastic sticks packed tightly together, resembling the bristles of a broom. The design allows you to place any size knife, anywhere, within the “block” itself. You can store your paring, chopping and chef’s knife all right next to each other.
It takes up only a small amount …

 

Dana-Farber scientists identify overactive genes in aggressive breast cancers

Potential new drug target for hard-to-treat ‘triple-negative’ disease

Kornelia Polyak, MD, PhD

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified an overactive network of growth-spurring genes that drive stem-like breast cancer cells enriched in triple-negative breast tumors, a typically aggressive cancer that is highly resistant to current therapies.
Kornelia Polyak, MD, PhD, a breast cancer geneticist at Dana-Farber, and colleagues found that a large proportion of cells within these tumors showed elevated activity in a network of genes called the Jak2/Stat3 pathway.
Experiments have demonstrated that a drug specifically aimed to block this pathway halted the growth …

 

Friday’s Boston Bakes roadtrip ends at Bakers Best

What a perfect ending to a perfect day!! Our last stop on our road trip was to Bakers Best in Newton Highlands. Couldn’t have picked a better place to stop! The red velvet whoopee pies are amazing and big enough to feed an army! Chef de cuisine of Bakers Best Christophe Marquant has a long history with Boston Bakes and we’re so happy to be working with him again! He is such an extraordinary and talented pastry chef, we can’t wait to see what comes out of his kitchen next!

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Boston Bakes takes the cake on Fox 25

What an exciting day today for Boston Bakes! Full speed ahead and on day three.  We started off the day at Fox News 25 in Dedham to showcase Boston Bakes participants desserts on the Fox 25 Morning Show.
A Banoffi pie, strawberry shortcake cupcake and cookie box were on the mainstage today with the ever-friendly news anchors from Fox25. Safe to say we all started our day off with our sweet-tooth satisfied.
Chef  Ken McCluskey of JJ Foley’s in South Boston brought their Banoffi pie to showcase, as he was plating the dish, we got to see all of the time that goes …

 

Boston Bakes thanks the Boston Herald every year for Boston Bakes!

The Boston Herald remember Boston Bakes every year and we are so grateful that they mention us each year. This year we were in Fork Lift, the Food Blog from the Boston Herald as well as in Wednesday’s Food section Cooking for a Cause!
Thank you Boston Herald for making sure everyone knows about Boston Bakes and the difference one dessert can make in the fight against breast cancer! Check out our participants!

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Don’t pass over rolls for Passover!

It is only since coming to Boston that I had my first Passover roll.  I had never heard of it before and growing up it was something we never had. Boy do I wish my mother had this recipe. But since coming to Boston this recipe has become one of my daughter’s favorite recipes and they disappear as quickly as they appear so it means I am constantly making them often during Passover.
 
When I make the batter, it would also make a good basis for a hot cereal but I have not figured out …