August 30, 2014 Leave a comment
One of the reasons I find food interesting is that the people behind food can be so engrossing. And there is the added bonus that they are a lot more accessible than say a gallery curator or fashion designer. With food as a subject, a conversation with a stranger can erupt and gallop away with an afternoon. Where you come from – where they come from, it doesn’t matter. You are speaking the same language (even if some of the time you don’t speak the same language). Cloudstreet had been on my radar ever since the brunch they co-hosted with Skye Coffee at Espacio 88. Yesterday I set out to find their shop.
Initially I walk right past them because it simply says Forn de Pa in old-fashioned lettering. I double back and take a closer look at the window display, it’s obvious then that this is what I am looking for. Tonatiuh (one of the bakers at Cloudstreet), with whom I have an instant affinity, explains that they bought the bakery from the original owner. The former owner is in his 70’s now and was born in a small room over the 100-year-old wood burning ovens that Cloudstreet have gratefully inherited. Read more of this post