Monday, November 23, 2009

Sobering up

I read this on a pastry chef's blog:

“You made these? But you’re such a little girl!”

–Male restaurant owner (and ex-model) in his early 40’s. He was looking for a consultant to improve the dessert menu in his incredibly popular and upscale coffee shop. He’d just seen and tasted two desserts I’d made (a warm apple tart tatin and a flourless chocolate cake) and loved them but could not, for some reason, connect the talent on the plate to the woman who had prepared them.

I was 32 years old.

I will probably get this a lot, since I enjoy/suffer the blessing/curse of looking younger than my years.

And oh, the animals I will be working with! So, I've realized, my classmates juvenile behavior is just a preview of egregious things to come.