Soaking up the smell at Phillippa’s

I was one of those kids that as soon as I turned 14 and 9 months, I got a job. I remember counting down to the day – a job represented freedom. Freedom from having to ask mum for money all the time, and the possibility of being rejected, leaving my teenage self poor. I had my eye on a stereo for my bedroom – this was the way to get it.

The local bakery was hiring. I got the job. And then stayed there for almost 5 years, until I got a grown up job. That stereo got me through a lot of teenage angst moments.

The smell of the bread, early in the mornings, just as it was coming out of the ovens was something I won’t ever forget. It’s a warm comforting smell; wrapping around you and somehow making me feel simultaneously hungry and yet, satisfied.

It always amazes me the power that smells have – bringing such intense feelings and vivid memories with every sniff.

So when the opportunity came up to have a look at the back stage operations of the Melbourne bakery institution, Phillippa’s, how could I pass it up?

And even better, I was a tag along with some friends – so it was a bit of a laugh too!

Lemon Rhodes and About a Bugg at Phillippas

Foodie Advocates. Crazy peeps.

Lemon Rhodes and Foodie Advocates at Phillippas

The operations were a bit bigger than what I had been exposed to before, all fancy ovens and massive mixers. It’s a tight operation back there; I never guessed how much science goes into making that sourdough just right.

Bread at Phillippas

Croissants at Phillippa's

Freshly baked bread at Phillippa's

And the smell? It was just as I remembered it.


Thanks to the Foodie Advocates for letting me tag along, Phillippa’s for inviting us and finally, if you wanted to check out some proper photos drop by Jody’s blog. This was not a sponsored post – I just really love bread!

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  1. How lovely! Nothing like fresh bread slathered in butter!
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  2. Well now I want a croissant..
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