JoAnna Kang - admits it took her years to make the cross country move to NYC. The excitement from friends and family soon dissipated. They were known to pantomime a gun to the head after listening to another soliloquy of her someday reuniting with a beloved NYC bagel. They'd implore, "Then, move already!" Yet, the thought of leaving Portland, Oregon felt like jumping out of a warm, comfy bed and straight into an icy river. But the move happened, and she confronted head-on NYC's cramped, yet well-oiled machine, churning out long workdays in exchange to live in a 24-hour glutton's paradise. Despite the 350-square foot challenge and ignoring the fact that the armoire is four feet from the stove, she still enjoys recreating delicious recipes from Elizabeth David cookbooks. On days when the apron's tucked away, you'll most likely find her fogging up the glass case at her favourite deli and neighbour, Russ & Daughters.
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