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Q. Tell us about your book Tate’s Bake Shop: Baking for Friends Cookbook.

A. The book is a compilation of over 120 dessert recipes that are perfect for both special occasions and everyday baking. Sharing happiness with the people I love has always been my wish as a baker and baking for friends is inspired by that desire. I still get the same thrill from sharing my baked goods as I did when I started baking as a child on my parent's farmstead on Long Island—not far from where my bakery in Southampton is today. 

Baking Tips & Advice

Ingredients | Salted Butter

I might be alone on this one, but I like to use salted butter in my cookies. Folks are often afraid of over-salting baked goods, but salt adds a depth to chocolate chip cookies and cuts some of the sweetness for a nice balanced cookie. If you have unsalted butter, you can add salt at the rate of 1/8 teaspoon for each 8 tablespoons (1 stick).

All Parts Equal

For even baking, drop cookies should be made with equal amounts of dough. I like to use a 1-ounce ice cream scoop. 

Biggest Rookie Mistake

Over-mixing the batter. It develops the gluten and will result in a cakey cookie instead of a thin and crisp or deliciously chewy one.

Hamptons Recommendations

Gelato at Sant’Ambroeus in Southampton  

Photograph courtesy of Sant’Ambroeus

Find | Sweets


I'm a big fan of ice cream and I love the gelato here.

30 Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968

T: 631.283.1233 (make a reservation) | santambroeus.com

Cavaniola’s Gourmet in Sag Harbor  

Photograph courtesy of Cavaniola’s Gourmet

Find | Markets & Shops

Cavaniola’s Gourmet

I love this Sag Harbor gourmet shop for specialty food items.

89 Division Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963

T: 631.725.8100 | cavaniola.com

North Sea Farms

You can never go wrong with the fresh eggs and chickens from here (it’s my dad's farm!). 

Eat | Restaurants

Stone Creek Inn  

Photograph courtesy of Stone Creek Inn

Stone Creek Inn

I love all of their food. The calamari salad is wonderful. I like to try something different each time I go. Never disappoints.

405 Montauk Highway, East Quogue, NY 11942
T: 631.653.6770 (make a reservation) | stonecreekinn.com

Canal Cafe

I'll drive to Hampton Bays for the lobster roll here. Instead of a traditional hot dog bun, they use a toasted ciabatta. It's the best lobster roll from Southampton to Montauk.

44 Newtown Road, Hampton Bays, NY 11946

T: 631.723.2155 | thecanalcafe.com

North Fork Table and Inn

Anything pastry chef Claudia Fleming makes here is spectacular.

57225 Main Road, Southold, New York 11971

T: 631.765.0177 (make a reservation) | northforktableandinn.com

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Southampton, NY


Photographs courtesy of Jeni’s Splendid

General Information

Tate’s Bake Shop



43 North Sea Road

Southampton, NY 11968

T: 631.283.9830