was born in the small town of Licata, Sicily on Oct. 10, 1910.
He started working as an apprentice at a local bakery
at the age of 9, and developed a passion for the pastry profession.
Throughout the years Grandpa became progressively more successful
and decided to finally open up a shop of his own after he
returned from the war in 1946. His bakery became the
most extravagant bakery the town had ever seen.
1958, Grandpa decided to visit his brother Vincenzo in the
U.S. and immediately fell in love with New York. Soon
after arriving, Grandpa began his first job in N.Y. at Ferrara
Café in Little Italy, where he ultimately became the
Head Baker. Training many of his fellow bakers on Long
Island, Grandpa soon became known as "Toscano" (because
of his family's history).
passion, knowledge and high-standards were passed to his own...
his son Angelo, and nephew Giuseppe (Joe). Today Angelo
and Giuseppe (Joe) are the proud owners of A & G Bakery.
With two locations on Long Island, they adhere to using
only the best and purest ingredients. Still, today the
pastries are baked from Grandpa's original recipes and are
made from scratch... including one of our best... the Cannoli
Casali in June, 1958.
great-grandchildren of "Grandpa" pictured above.
Entertainment this Week - July 1-14, 2007
Excerpt from article:
most of us, even when on a diet, we find it hard to resist the
taste of fresh bakery goods. Enjoying a cream cannoli, or having
a slice of fresh rye bread is a good enough reason for me to
cheat! So when your sweet tooth kicks in, A & G Bakery
is the place to be!
Bakery is the quintessential dessert place that encompasses
all of the finer qualities one could want in a classic pastry
shop. It's located in Huntington, and has an assortment
of scrumptious breads, cookies, and pastries to choose from.
Their desserts are AMAZING, they always have lines out
the door, so make sure to get there early. As you enter
A&G Bakery, the aroma of homemade cookies and fresh out
of the oven bread will make your mouth water. You will
be impressed by the wide variety of desserts and pastries they
carry. They have a great selection of cakes, cookies,
pastries, and cannolies. For their weight watcher customers,
they carry no-sugar added pastries and cookies that are so delicious,
you would never know that they are the guiltless variety. A&G
Bakery specializes in cakes for all occasions such as birthdays,
weddings, and graduations. They also provide cookie trays
and pastry platters that are beautifully assembled for any social
gathering..." (See full
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