Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The bakery is a hubris machine

The bakery is a hubris machine.  If you are feeling prideful, a batch burned or turned or spurned will catch you pants down and expose you.  Mistakes are made, racks are bumped, trays are dropped, and fingers are burned and cut.  If you are careful careful careful maybe you make it through one whole day only to hear that your employee suffered a bad bake or someone forgot the salt.  As a baker, you are never flying too high to the sun.  Those baker celebrities who seem hip and even their mistakes look blessed?  They're imaginary.  They don't bake every day.  Because if they did, they would show you all their fails, trials, and uglies.

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