Laurence Addeo Addeo Bakers happened to call into Midday on WNYC radio when we were guests of the Midday show hosted by Arun Venugopal and we immediately recognized who he was when he introduced himself as Laurence the baker 👨🏻🍳 from the Bronx.
To hear the @wnyc Midday show segment and Laurence's call go to: https://www.wnyc.org/story/history-through-store-fronts/
Addeo Bakers is family-owned business that has been in operation since 1929. The Italian 🇮🇹bread 🍞 #bakery @addeobakers is now run by the 3rd-generation brothers, Laurence and Tommy Addeo. We absolutely love ❤️ its beautiful #script #handpainted sign and their Pane di Casa, an oval white Italian bread that is made from what Laurence described to us as "a long-term dough that takes as much as 8 hours of preparation in fermentation, scaling and proofing before it even goes into the oven".
Photo from 2006 and full interview with Laurence Addeo appears in our book "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York".