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I guess that's it guys.
This, right here, this is the best that I can do.
Now, trust me.
I've been looking at it from every little angle, The "ears" are not....
The layers, they could be more...
Even the baking...
Obviously, I can find plenty excuses for that
Like I am always filming while I am baking, this is very distracting,
there's also a massive heatwave happening in Paris these days, it's just melting my layers ...
And for that matter, I shouldn't even be recording a voiceover, I ve got broken voice afterall...
I guess, at the end of the day, my final croissant is just
not perfect.
And I don't think it's fair.
I mean, I have been practicing so much,
I have been working hard,
I've been learning from masters of their craft...
I have even been using technology to help me out.
And yet this croissant
still remains undeniably and so painfully imperfect.
Now, when if I pause for a moment
if I just step back and try to have an objective look at it.
I - do - not - see : a failure.
I mean, my mind sure wants to see it as a failure because it's not "perfect".
But you know, as surprising as it may sound, I do not -always- agree with my mind.
From another angle, this croissant is
an achievement.
You see, before starting this Croissant journey,
I never ever had baked puff pastry before,
I knew nothing about laminated dough, and
butter water content was just foreign' to me.
Not anymore, right ?
Like, along the way, I built muscle memory.
I met farmers and and bakers,
and even became friends with them.
I solved problems.
I 3D-printed and CNC-ed for the time.
I simply got better at things I didn't even know existed.
I made stuff.
I created stuff.
And that got me undeniably happy doing so.
They say
If you shoot at the moon and miss, you'll land among the stars.
Well... sorry to be that guy but, that is both literally and figuratively wrong,
which doesn't mean it's all bad.
If you miss the moon you're more likely gonna come back down to earth instead.
And that's basically what happened to me.
This is what's happening to me on all my series...
I am looking for perfection,
A perfection that doesn't even exist,
A perfection that nobody can reach,
An ideal, something that doesn't exist.
My croissant is imperfect - YES - there's room for improvement -
but boy did I enjoy the ride.
Thank you.
So I just finished making my last croissant,
But now I need to hustle and stop by my place,
Basically because,
I am gonna be away for 2 days, and I really want my kid tomorrow morning
to have a taste at these croissants.


How To Look Beyond "Failure" And Become The Chef You Are.

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林宜悉 發佈於 2020 年 3 月 25 日
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