What comes to your mind when you think of cheesecake? Do you think of fillings of cookie dough, fudge, or caramel like The Cheesecake Factory uses? Do you think of dollops of whipped cream? Do you think of thin slices of fluffy cheesecake or thick slices of rich cheesecake? Miss Yunks thinks of all of these things.
When I thought about writing this post, I thought of Philadelphia cream cheese. One reason is that I usually buy Philadelphia cream cheese if I’m making cheesecake. And the other reason is this commercial. I remember this commercial for Philadelphia cream cheese, with Frank Sinatra’s Start Spreading the News, because it aired during Peter Pan and my family has it on tape. That’s right, good old VHS tape recorded from the VCR. I must have watched that tape of Peter Pan a thousand times to memorize the commercials. This commercial came to my mind because I’m writing about cheesecake, and I also have some news.
A few weeks ago I used my EverSave voucher at Sibling Rivalry with my parents, BF, and his parents. For dessert, BF’s dad ordered New York style cheesecake. I expected a disgustingly large slice of cheesecake to appear. Instead, a two by four flat square of cheesecake came to the table. That is not how New York cheesecake should look. BF asked what New York style cheesecake should look like and my dad offered to go to New York and bring back a slice to show us what real cheesecake looks like. Dessert is just that important to my family. Oh, and he coincidentally was going to New York anyways and would be near the Carnegie Deli. If you’ve never been to the Carnegie Deli I suggest you go as soon as possible. They’re known for huge portions of everything, and the food is good enough that you actually want a huge portion.
Dad brought us a slice of strawberry cheesecake. This slice is probably the size of at least two slices at The Cheesecake Factory and much heavier. This is not a light and fluffy cheesecake. It’s thick, dense, and so creamy. It also does not have a graham cracker crust, which I love because I don’t care for graham crackers. I was so excited to eat this cheesecake!
Coincidentally, the night that BF and I were going to eat this cheesecake, I got some news. This cheesecake became celebration cheesecake.
We popped open a bottle of champagne and celebrated my news. Today is an appropriate day to share this with you, readers, because today is my last day at my current job. I’m looking forward to starting my new job next week!
So, there you have it. My favorite New York cheesecake and a new job! Start spreading the news!