by Timothy Whelan, Jr.
Even with America in the firm grips of the low-carb craze, there are still safe havens for the sweet tooths out there, especially in Somerville. One example is G. Case Baking, located on Medford St. outside of Ball Square, which boasts its dedication to “preserving the fine tradition of American baking.”
“Our foundation lies in brownies, cookies, pies and cakes,” said Greg Case, the bakery’s founder and head baker. “And we pride ourselves on making them from scratch.”
Case said that though some bakeries use store bought ingredients in their concoctions, he does not see that as an option.
“Very few places create from scratch because it can be too demanding and expensive to come do a quality job in such a high volume situation,” he said. “We do end up having to throw away a lot, but the bottom line is that there is no comparison to quality.”
During an apprenticeship at Dean and DeLuca in New York, under renowned chef Felipe Rojas-Lombardi, Case got the chance to work with another visible food personality—James Beard. It was an inspirational experience, he said.