Bread, silent word of a gesture of friendship

. Bread, which fundamentally unites men and for which they wage war .     The history of bread goes back at least 30,000 years. The first bread produced was probably cooked versions of a grain-paste, made from roasted and ground cereal grains and water, and may have been developed by accidental cooking or deliberate experimentation…

only the chosen ones can be admitted into the realms of the beautiful

. “But beauty is of higher value than all this,” said the apple-tree branch; “only the chosen ones can be admitted into the realms of the beautiful. There is a difference between plants, just as there is a difference between men.” excerpt of The Conceited Apple-Branch By Hans Christian Andersen (1852) Many, many years ago, …….

Ready for Dessert

…. and who isn’t ready for dessert …. ?  It arrived today. Curtesy of Amazon and DHL, all the way from the US. David Lebovitz’s new book ….. pointing out the obvious. Even for a pastry chef like myself …. from my first glance, it looks like comfort dessert. 288 pages of somebody else’s personal…