Oh, I knew you when…

 



When my wife and I moved to Newtonville 5 years ago, we took a walk one day to explore the neighborhood.  To our delight we discovered a little bakery/cafe that had just opened on the corner of Walnut and Madison.  It quickly became our daily “go-to” spot for all things savory and sweet.  A wonderful couple ran the place, he at the counter, she by the oven.  Oftentimes in the beginning she would dart out of the kitchen with a huge smile and a plate with some mysterious cookie, brownie, pie…an experiment she was working on that we “had” to try.  We were very willing guinea pigs.  We knew then that she was destined for greatness. As I watched Eunice follow her dreams, I was also busy pursuing my own.  I established my photography business and began the process of converting my passion into a full-time career. Flash forward 5 years.  Jaimie and I are now proud parents of two little boys and a Labradoodle.  We’ve moved from that cute Newton neighborhood apartment to a beautiful home in Needham Heights, my business has grown to include a team of six incredibly talented photographers and a new portrait studio, and all the while that little bakery/cafe on the corner of Walnut and Madison has quietly won the attention of virtually everyone within a 100 mile radius.  Best of Boston, Improper Bostonian, Reader’s Choice, Phantom Gourmet…and the list goes on.   On a personal note, they found time to adopt a beautiful little boy while they were expanding from one location to a much larger second store on Lincoln Street in Newton Highlands.  But that’s not all.   TONIGHT this quiet unassuming baker genius who used to run in from the kitchen so I could rate a new mousse recipe, will be featured on the Food Network for something called “Throwdown! with Bobby Flay”.  I’m not sure what all that means, but I’ll be sure to tune in.  The show airs today, Wednesday March 9th, at 8:30 ET.   It’s called “Battle of Pie vs Pie” and features her insanely delicious Boston Creme Pie.   Since after all this is a photo blog, here are some random images I took over the past 5 years of Eunice and Steve Feller, owners of Bread and Chocolate Bakery Cafe…before they were famous.

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