10 August 2010

Baking is Poetry

What is Baking mean to You? Here is a poem I just jotted down in an effort to get back to food blogging again.  I want to hear from my readers --- is baking a smell, a sight or sound? A memory?

Baking

It is patience
It is understanding 
the
ebb
and
flow 
 Of ingredients
Of Environmental factors 

It is flirting
with formulations
to achieve
the ultimate
in taste combination -
Whether 
that result achieved
is
simplistic
or 
quite complicated.

Baking is 
the warmth of a stack oven
Of the freshly
de-panned product.

Baking is
 the satisfaction
Of creation.
 Of the tears 
which 
well in their eyes
when a taste, a smell
invokes 
memories
of home,
Of a loved one
that 
has
passed on.

Baking is
the alcoholic fumes
permeating
from a container
that
housed 
your starter -
your poolish -
your biga -
or 
your mix.

Baking is intoxication.
 Amber ©2010. All Rights Reserved

I also experimented with a new add-on  for GIMP called "Polar Inversion" - so I used it on the pic below. I think it encapsulates production quite well, you know, the total process seems full circle.


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4:01 PM, December 12, 2011 Reply  

Love the poem, both its words AND visual format. Baking is intoxication! Ciao.

11:11 AM, May 29, 2012 Reply  

Baking to me is that unbelievable smell and the sense of accomplishment that you made something, better than what you'd buy at a store, at fractions of the price.

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