Lately I have been dreaming of baking. Baked goods, actual baking, cute bakeries....all of it. Maybe it is because I have been on a kick to lose weight (I lost a pound this week wahoo!), who knows. But I secretly wish that I was living in Paris, attending culinary school, learning all the knowledge and skills necessary to open a successful bakery. My sister and I have always dreamed of opening one and lately I can't help but dream about it. Now, don't get me wrong. I absolutely love my job (I have even recently applied to graduate school). This whole idea is just me dreaming, I suppose.
Last night, I dragged my boyfriend to go see It's Complicated at the Kabuki Theatre. If you are in SF, you must go watch a movie there. They have a full bar and restaurant full of treats to bring into the movie with you. I'm sure it made it easier for Graham to watch this chick flick with me. Anyways, in the movie, Meryl Streep was this amazing baker and had the cutest bakery. It looked like it came straight out of a Pottery Barn magazine. She made these perfect buttery and flakey chocolate croissants for Steve Martin that made my heart swoon. Seriously, is there anything better than indulging in fine pastries? Maybe that makes me a fat kid for posing that question? Probably. Once again Meryl Streep has made me fall in love again, with the food world that is. First as Julia Child and now as a woman with a bakery.
Oh Paris, why are you so far away? Oh well, at least I live in a city that has millions of amazing culinary choices. For now, I will keep dreaming. Dreaming of macaroons, croissants, brioche, tarts, cupcakes.....