Today’s Reader food section focuses on what sounds to us like a really great idea: three bakers opening a bakery together, and operating it federally - three businesses, one roof. It actually sounds a lot like the Iraq partition plan, but instead of bloodshed, cupcakes! Sweet Collective, opening in the next few weeks just north of Lincoln Square, will house a cakemaker, a trufflista, and an ice cream maestra (we know it’s sexist to use gender non-neutral pronouns, but they’re so linguistically lyrical!) The businesses would likely be too small to survive on their own, but collectivizing will provide a mutually supportive financial and emotional system that greatly increases each baker’s chance of success. A capitalism of little socialisms. Hurray!
Triple Threat [Reader]