"Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." - John Muir
Hello darling, my name is Brooke.
I'm a baker, potter, forager, writer, cat person, and day dreamer that enjoys the simple things in life.
Growing up as a child, I always had a deep love for Nature and pastry. You could almost always find me outside beneath our family Magnolia tree with the most delicious peanut butter cookies mother had let me help make. I spent hours watching my grandmother and mother create beautiful treats in the kitchen from scratch, and of course was elated at the opportunity to play sous. When the time came and I was old enough, I was gifted the incredible duty of bringing dessert to all holiday and family gatherings. I was drawn to herbal and floral notes after spending copious amounts of time in the garden or venturing out on hikes. The smell of Rosemary that lingered on my hands and foraging for ingredients soon turned into a love all its own. Eventually I found myself in different kitchens working alongside farmers and chefs alike, living overseas in France on a small farm/boulangerie to study bread in depth, and simply creating the art that I am so passionate about daily. And it became increasingly apparent to me that as I began chasing after my pastry dream, that these two loves go hand in hand. That we are not separate from Nature as we are Nature. At that point it became my mission not only to create delicious baked goods that reflect a European style, but also to open the door for others to become environmentally aware and appreciative. It is my hope and commitment for The Rosemary Bakery to offer an experience that is not only natural and pure, but is also a reminder of the beauty around us.
After all, in every ingredient that we eat holds an incredible story of the Earth.
Al tavolo, non s'invecchia.