How to Bake for Any Occasion

Clever Cookstr interviews Matt Lewis, one half of the team behind Baked NYC and the popular cookbook Baked Occasions. Check out Matt's sweet tips and tricks for baking succesful desserts (whether you're a beginner or a pro). 

Kara Rota
1-minute read
Episode #44

Do you get nervous about baking birthday cakes or even a batch of chocolate chip cookies? Are you bored with the standard recipes in your baking repertoire?

Worry no more! If you're stuck in a baking rut or are a baking novice, Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito are here to help. The  team behind Baked NYC are the authors of 4 baking cookbooks, most recently Baked Occasions, which celebrates a year in desserts.

Today, Matt Lewis joins the Clever Cookstr to share his sweet tips and tricks for baking succesful desserts. 

Click the arrow in the player above to listen to the whole interview or download the episode from iTunes to learn: 

  • How Matt went from a career in advertising to running a successful bakery business.

  • Baking mistakes that you can stop making today.

  • Where Matt and Renato source some of their excellent cookie recipes (hint: Moms).

  • What cookbooks inspire Matt for everyday meals.

  • What meal Matt likes to cook at home.

  • And much more!

Check out Cookstr.com for some of Matt and Renato's delicious recipes:

About the Author

Kara Rota

Kara Rota headed children’s programming at Chicago’s Green City Market and studied food politics at Sarah Lawrence College. Kara has been a featured speaker at numerous venues including Food Book Fair, the Roger Smith Food Conference, and the Brooklyn Food Conference. She has written about food for Irish America Magazine, West Side Rag, Recipe Relay, and Food + Tech Connect, and is the former Director of Editorial & Partnerships at Cookstr.com.

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