If you recall, for a period in time we had searched the city for the best croissant. We stopped reporting on that search as our interest diminished: there were enough local food blogs around reporting on their own missions. Each might have sought after a different Holy Grail, but we didn't feel like adding more to all the crusades going about.
Coupled with that, we went to Paris last spring. I've been depressed about bread and pastries ever since our return. I could go on but that story's been told many times over.
That moping about can stop. Jackie Ellis opened Beaucoup Bakery a (very) short time ago, after leaving a career in design behind and studying pastry-making in Paris. It's mere weeks in, and I already feel like I've been missing out.
Nostalgia can be a bitch; couple it with misguided romanticism and it amplifies exponentially. This croissant ($3) floods the mind with memories, real or imagined, in a way that's as unhealthy as the butter content that is presumably in it. This is the stuff of longing pangs, of heavy sighs. It is the stuff that makes life go by that much easier. Go.
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