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Sophia and Allen pictured with Chef Guy Fieri
Welcome to Two Frys! We are Sophia and Allen and in 2010,  Two Frys was born after attending our first Food Network Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival in NJ. We took hundreds of photos, ate great food, met a lot of chefs and food related business owners. We decided to start this blog and Two Frys grew from there. My focus is more on baking and cooking, while Allen is the expert on hot sauce, BBQ sauce and spices. We hope you enjoy our blog.

Allen and me are avid home cooks and we are always trying out new recipes and developing our own. At Two Frys, we cover food festivals, food related events, and farmers markets in NYC and NJ. We also review food products (primarily hot sauce, BBQ sauce and spices). From time to time, we highlight restaurants and bakeries from places we come across in our travels and from our neighborhood (Riverdale, Bronx, NY) where we currently reside.

Me holding my autographed menu signed by Chef Guy Fieri
My background is not in the culinary industry and I am a self-taught baker. I love to bake and create desserts. I am well known for my decorated cookies and I am constantly learning new techniques to improve my skills. Baking is my hobby, my passion, and it keeps me centered and happy. Baking for me is a huge part of my life. I bake cookies, cakes, cupcakes, flan, pies, muffins and more. While I have worked with fondant in some of my baking projects, I prefer to decorate my cakes with buttercream. I also prefer baking old-fashioned, traditional, classic and vintage desserts over modern ones. I have fond memories of my Mom baking Dominican cakes since childhood, so it's no surprise I ended up a baker.

 I have a Master of Arts Degree in Biological Anthropology, and currently work full-time as an Academic Affairs Manager at a college. When I attended graduate school, I immersed myself in forensic anthropology and human osteology (bones) studies. I also started baking since it calmed my nerves. I found myself baking in between exams, writing papers and during the research and writing of my thesis, Paleodietary Reconstruction from Stable Carbon, Nitrogen and Strontium Isotopes and Methodological Issues. I never looked back!

Atlantic City Restaurant Week, Bally's, Noodle Village (March 2018)

Allen with Chef and Host, Sunny Anderson from Food Network

Allen after shopping at Trader Joe's, 72nd Street and Broadway
Allen is a certified Web Graphics Designer and cooked professionally in restaurants back home in northern California. Allen really loves hot sauces, BBQ sauces, grilling and using spices. Allen has cooked a lot of chicken wings over the years with a variety of hot sauces (from mild to extreme heat) and BBQ sauces. He is a great cook and enjoys cooking and grilling.

He has a green thumb and learned to take advantage of apartment living with indoor gardening. Allen is currently growing cherry tomatoes and sprouting a variety of hot peppers and herbs, such as: basil, tarragon, oregano, chives, parsley, rosemary, lavender, etc. We also have some lovely house plants.

Allen and me with Chef and Host Andrew Zimmern from Travel Channel
Allen can be found on Facebook at the following link: Rockabilly Chef / Mr. Hot Sauce. Allen is a member of the Chilli-Heads group on Facebook and is friends with many great, hot sauce creators in the USA and worldwide. An Urban NYC indoor and windowsill gardener, 2013 marked Allen's first year growing NYC Urban Bhut Jolokia's aka Ghost Peppers.

Allen and me with Chef and Host, Melissa D'Arabian from Food Network/Cooking Channel
 We encourage you to send us information related to the above by emailing: twofrys.blog@gmail.com Allen and I greatly appreciate media access to food events and festivals, so we can feature them. We look forward to hearing from you, so please get in touch.
Allen and Me at Sammy D's, Harrah's, Atlantic City, NJ (August 2014)

Allen and me having lunch at Pompei's Grotto, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco (July 18, 2017)

Allen at  Buffalo Wild Wings (May 2018)

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-Sophia & Allen/Two Frys