This recipe is adapted from the levain master ‘Artisan Bryan’.
– herbal collection –
I wonder how Woody Allen’s films fell into the same plots every time. Why did he feel so left out and unfulfilled? Did she look for something more than just ‘good’? Why couldn’t they just be honest with their feelings? Perhaps certain matters were fated to go through a few complications and self-actualizations for us to awaken with full recall.
In my hazy and dispersed memories, the smell of bread occupied our home in the morning before I went to school. My childhood memories about breakfast have been associated with pastries. Never in my life have I known that the process of making croissant required such laborious skills and techniques (in the similar manner as my mother’s character).
Most of my coworkers in the kitchen have atypical tastes when it comes to food. It challenged me to create uncommon birthday cake with a combination of wholesome ingredients which actually yielded delicious result. A marriage among my a la mode almond-cashew frangipane, light mixture, and crunchy texture didn’t leave my crew feeling heavy, instead satisfied with the right amount of sweetness and sourness.
Having come across with a lighthearted young lady last year, who forever changed my view of the world, I learned that energy built from good relationships is infectious. When kindness, love, and respect come into play and multiply, the space that holds us together becomes joyful environment where we live in.
As if the process of baking evoked nostalgia for architecture school, it has inspired me once again to create works of art (though on a different medium). I’m nowhere close to the baker’s path, so I’m enthusiastic in searching for my kind of good desserts at every turn and continue to explore the three dimensions in the pastry world.
Having explored the world heritage sites and ancient architectures in Eastern Europe, I reaffirmed my belief that traveling is a profound source of learning and body-mind restorations. Without any expectations of the places I visit, things seem to surprise me in all instances.
It’s that time of year again.. When I completely switch off from work and get away from the familiar surroundings.. Simply relax, rejuvenate my mind, body, and soul.. Most importantly.. heal myself from the world of capitalism..