Last year I had the good fortune of meeting baker Mark Fiorentino (formerly of Daniel). He recently invited me to meet up at his new digs at Zaro's Bakery in the Bronx. It's the headquarters of this 90-year old family bakery. Having passed the multiple outlets for their bakery in the past (a regular staple of the millions of people who have passed through Grand Central Station over the years), I was curious about the center of this well-trafficked New York City icon. Moreover, I was looking forward to Mark sharing tips on mixing and shaping techniques of Sicilian flour. Instead, they invited me to get my hands dirty and join in. Here are some photos of my day.