Enter the documentary "Kings of Pastry". It's about French pastry chefs competing for the MOF honor. Don't ask me what MOF stands for - I don't speak an iota of French. Anyway, this competition awards a blue, red and white collar to the top chefs in France every 4 years, and this documentary follows 5 or 6 chefs as they prepare for competition. Aside from all the outrageously gorgeous sugar sculptures, delicious-looking cream puffs and chocolate lollipops, something one of the chefs said stuck with me. It was:
"The idea in France is to eat the best possible on a daily basis, but just in small quantities so your brain is happy every day."
I think this is going to be my mantra. Eat well and keep my brain happy.
I started last night. I indulged in 1/2-cup of premium Italian Cafe Tiramisu ice cream. I dished it up in a fun glass bowl and ate it with a tiny spoon. Every bite was heaven.