7 things I learned working at a French bakery

  1. Profiteroles cure almost everything--from heartache to insomnia.
  2. No one cares if you lick the end of a piping nozzle, but maybe they should.
  3. Recipes written in French require careful translation. Adding 100 eggs when only egg whites are needed is not so easy to cover up. The egg shells never lie.
  4. A glass or two of wine at lunch is ok.
  5. A baguette is an excellent door stop.
  6. Butter. Lots of butter.
  7. If you over whip the chocolate mousse your day might be ruined--unless you have plenty of item #1.