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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...

  • Excuses...

  • 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.

  • Well,

  • 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.

  • Like,

  • 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.

  • Yes,

  • 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.

I guess that's it guys.

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

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