I found this adorable book while stalking the Anthropologie book site and requested it from the library to steal all the delicious Miette recipes. A few weeks later we booked our trip to San Francisco, and I had an internal squeal of excitement: I could visit "San Francisco's most charming pastry shop" in person! Which is exactly what we did! I love when life affords you these little special possibilities: the combination of books, an adventure, and desserts!
Though I didn't visit any other pastry shops on our trip, I think Miette has a good claim on being the city's most charming pastry shop. I loved the color and ambiance of the shop and also appreciated their use of organic ingredients. I had a hard time deciding on just one treat so I sampled the graham cracker cookies, a really tasty cupcake, and a pack of lemon ginger mints. Since I don't think I'll be able to go back anytime soon, I'm glad I have access to the recipe book to recreate my favorite treats. (If I get really desperate I can also take advantage of their mail order option, but I think making it myself is probably more in my budget.)
I plan on trying the graham cracker cookie recipe first! Looks simple, and I already know how tasty they are. I'll let you know if they turn out well!