Food

Dear Croissant

September 19, 2015

There’s something comforting about French pastries. The combination of the flaky texture and buttery goodness of a croissant not only satisfies my tastebuds, but it comforts and excites them all at the same time.

I went to a local restaurant, Republique, and I decided to step back to really take the time to taste my food. I know you’re probably thinking, “When do you not taste your food?” But often times people- myself included- can be in a hurry. We tend to rush when we eat or sometimes we don’t eat at all. When was the last time you actually savored every ingredient put into that meal?

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As I sat in the restaurant eating my croissant I noticed a lot about this one pastry. It was the right amount of flakiness and the right amount of sweet. I know that sounds weird, but haven’t you ever had a croissant that seemed too soft like it was still uncooked dough or a croissant that was too hard you could barely get your teeth into it? This one was perfect with just the right the amount of chocolate inside.

I know it can get a little messy eating this type of pastry too, but I found it most rewarding when I tore it apart with my hands rather than cut it nicely with a knife to eat it. There’s something sensual about it and not in the sexy way. Sensual in the way that it awakens your senses. You really pay attention to what you’re eating every bite, every ingredient, how it feels, how it sounds and how it smells. Today was about being present and being grateful for the simple things. It’s been a crazy week here in LA and I see so many people rushing from one place to another. Sometime it’s easy to forget to take a breather. So today, I am stepping back and I’m thankful for chocolate croissants.

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There’s something comforting about French pastries. The combination of the flaky texture and buttery goodness of a croissant not only satisfies my tastebuds, but it comforts and excites them all at the same time.

I went to a local restaurant, Republique, and I decided to step back to really take the time to taste my food. I know you’re probably thinking, “When do you not taste your food?” But often times people- myself included- can be in a hurry. We tend to rush when we eat or sometimes we don’t eat at all. When was the last time you actually savored every ingredient put into that meal?FullSizeRender-7IMG_5319

As I sat in the restaurant eating my croissant I noticed a lot about this one pastry. It was the right amount of flakiness and the right amount of sweet. I know that sounds weird, but haven’t you ever had a croissant that seemed too soft like it was still uncooked dough or a croissant that was too hard you could barely get your teeth into it? This one was perfect with just the right the amount of chocolate inside.

I know it can get a little messy eating this type of pastry too, but I found it most rewarding when I tore it apart with my hands rather than cut it nicely with a knife to eat it. There’s something sensual about it and not in the sexy way. Sensual in the way that it awakens your senses. You really pay attention to what you’re eating every bite, every ingredient, how it feels, how it sounds and how it smells. Today was about being present and being grateful for the simple things. It’s been a crazy week here in LA and I see so many people rushing from one place to another. Sometime it’s easy to forget to take a breather. So today, I am stepping back and I’m thankful for chocolate croissants.

With Love,

Camille

rather than cut it nicely with a knife to eat it. There’s something sensual about it and not in the sexy way. Sensual in the way that it awakens your senses. You really pay attention to what you’re eating every bite, every ingredient, how it feels, how it sounds and how it smells. Today was about being present and being grateful for the simple things. It’s been a crazy week here in LA and I see so many people rushing from one place to another. Sometime it’s easy to forget to take a breather. So today, I am stepping back and I’m thankful for chocolate croissants.

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