Happy Friday friends! While I am about to head off to the doctor (strep throat or a lung infection, based on my WebMD decoding skills), please enjoy a non-phlegmy weekend. The best way to do that is without a doubt by first reading this guest post from my friend Lynn. Her blog is one of the first I started reading – since then, I’ve continued to follow her rising acting career and gotten to meet her lovely self last year at Foodbuzz. Although I take no responsibility if you book a ticket to San Francisco after reading it just to go to Tartine bakery.
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What a pleasure to guest post for Holly, who I’ve been following since the beginning – we both started blogging around the same time; mine is called “The Actor’s Diet” – a daily chronicle of my life as an actress living in Hollywood, meal by meal.
Holly and I got a chance to meet at the Foodbuzz Festival last year – if you watch this video you can see she’s heavily featured, including a s’mores moment that still cracks me up…
At any rate, Holly’s blog also introduced me to the famous San Francisco bakery Tartine, and when I was filming a movie there in May, I requested for their pastries to be brought to set. They just happened to arrive on a day I was shooting 7 hours of sex scenes!!!
Most actresses shun the sugar, carbs, and fat when they’re about to do something that intimate on camera. I admit, I used to be fearful of the same thing – but since I have a long history of eating disorders, I was no longer willing to deprive myself of something I was really craving.
It turns out these babies were TERRIFIC fuel, and a great way to motivate me to er….”keep going.”
The key to having your cake croissant and eating it too is little samples of it all (Everythingtarian-style!) so you don’t feel deprived while the rest of the crew is chowing down.
If you’re ever in the Bay Area, make sure you try their Morning Bun (croissant meets cinnamon roll) and lemon poppy seed loaf. Better than sex. At least, filmed sex.