A message from The Baker at Pound for Pound Bakery, who provided the delicious food offering of chocolate truffles at our February 24th service. Pound for Pound Bakery will also be providing baked goods for after the service on March 24th.
I want to thank you for the opportunity to be involved with The Secret City. Your organization is wonderful and it was a privilege to contribute to the last service. We hope to do so more in the future.
I understand that some of the people in attendance had some questions about Pound for Pound Bakery. Here, I hope, are some answers. I hope these are the questions you wish to have answered.
1) Where are you located?
We are not located.
2) How can I find out more?
Ask Chris. Or someone else who knows about us. Or go to our website: www.poundforpoundbakery.com. Best to ask someone who knows, they will have tried our food and be able to describe what we do.
3) What do you bake?
We bake things we love. And things that are typically not out there in the world in a meaningful way. The bakery only makes things which are not well represented. (Why compete? If someone is doing things well – the world has it already! Enjoy!) Everything made is pound for pound better than what is out there or we would not make it. Right now we are making the following:
Chocolate Truffles (these are what we gave to the Secret City)
Carrot Layer Cake
Flour less Chocolate cake
Chocolate Laye cake
Chocolate chip cookies
but it changes, check our website for listings.
4) Referral only?
5) Why referral only?
The Baker is tired of serving people who entertain themselves with ‘knowledge’ and some kind of ‘self proclaimed’ pedigree based in finding something or discovering something or generally thinking they are better in any way. Go find your ‘single roof sourced’ persimmons baked in a wind powered oven and served with free trade organic vanilla made by a person with one leg and a 10 minute explanation elsewhere. That is simply a story to entertain and make you feel good, somehow. No interested in this in any way. The Baker is not here to feed your head or entertain you with stories.
The truth of food, of baked desserts, is that they are not about sourcing, knowing, or any obscure process – they are about taste, sensuality and experience. Anyone can source, not anyone can bake; it is skill that makes our food good. The Baker is here to bake and provide to those who love to eat and experience life. The rest can stay away. So can those who eat to ‘critique’ and ‘gather’ food ‘accomplishments’ . If you have a list of places to try in order to tell people you have tried them and how cool you are…if you want to eat food in order to think about it and find what is wrong….if you want to make a 100 point scale and graph what you have eaten: not interested either. Go find someone who wants to make money through image and not product, do not come to Pound for Pound for food. If you love food and want to live your life, we will bake for you.
6) How do I get a referral? How can I get some of your food?
To get a referral you need only to want to appreciate things and eat for love and sensuality. And know someone who has a referral already. To be ignored forever you need only to want to collect and criticize food in general, say ‘I have a referral’ (with pride and exclusivity), or ask where we source our ingredients and expect to be entertained. The Baker only bakes for people who want to enjoy food and life for what they are and in the moment.
7) Do you make cupcakes?
Important: We will NEVER make cupcakes. They are the result of lazy parenting and contribute to generations who are numb. Besides, the frosting to cake ratio is all wrong unless you tear off the top and put the frosting int he middle (marginally better) but then it is a whoopie pie. It used to be that parents learned to make a cake. Or bought a mix. Then they spent TIME making a cake which would be for their kid. Sometimes it was great…others not so much. Regardless, there was a person making something for another person. Problem is: you need plates. And forks. And…who gets the frosting with the writing? Wait…is my piece bigger? No – I wanted that piece…. All part of the process of growing up. Even if you bought a cake – you had to do this part as well. But…lazy parents popularized cupcakes which are self contained, no utensil, equal size, easily portable, blah blah blah. Lazy parenting. Everyone gets equal, no clean up. No fighting. No chance to share your better frosted piece and give the frosting to the neighbor boy/girl you have a crush on. Childhood experiences lost! Lazy parenting. Bad baked goods. Numb kids. The Baker will never make them.
8) How much do your baked goods cost? Where is the price list? If I get a referral how do I pay you?
Any baked goods produced for referral from the Secret City, or Chris, are at no charge; please donate what you feel they are worth to The Secret City to help them continue to thrive and grow.
I do hope this helps answers your questions – please feel free to ask more in the future should they come up.
Pound for Pound Bakery