Photo above: 1904 Giuseppe Barricelli ( John's Great Grandfather )
At his bakery in Brooklyn
SoNo Baking Company & Café embodies the authenticity of an artisanal bakery, the warmth of a neighborhood coffee house and eatery, and the sophistication of a from-scratch quality kitchen that offers exceptional catering. John personally designed the open kitchen and bakery, which provides a view of hearth bread being baked in a deck oven imported from Italy, the art of beautifully decorated cakes, and the construction of delicate pastries - all on display for guests to see. SoNo Baking Company is a strong supporter and fixture on the local Famers' Market scene and their bread and pastries can also be enjoyed at Fairfield County’s finest restaurants and markets.
A third generation baker dating back to his great grandfather’s panetteria in Brooklyn, NY, John Barricelli graduated from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America and went on to cook at such renowned New York City restaurants as The River Café and the Four Seasons Restaurant, as well as Connecticut’s popular The Elms Restaurant & Tavern in Ridgefield. John’s real passion and innate talent skewed more towards bread making and the pastry arts which was featured on Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and ultimately his own PBS show, Every Day Baking. John shares his recipes and tales of growing up in a bakery family in his cookbooks;
The SoNo Baking Company Cookbook: The Best Sweet and Savory Recipes for Every Occasion and The Seasonal Baker: Easy Recipes from My Home Kitchen to Make Year-Round.