Pastry chef Jossie Perlmutter dishes on life lately


C5 sits down for an introspective chat with another Charlotte notable and celebrity to expose a little bit of their personal side by asking three questions:

1. What are you reading?

2. What are you listening to?

3. What are you watching?

And, like the others who sat in the chair before, we will take the answers to these three questions and find the meaning, theme, or message.

I met Jossie Perlmutter at Starbucks uptown — Perlmutter is the owner and pastry chef at Sweet Affairs.


Her insight:

What are you reading?

Sometimes, I can read 1,000 pages in three days; at other times, I can be a slow reader. Regardless, I’m dying to know what happens at the end. Right now, I’m reading “Edge of Eternity: Book Three of the Century Trilogy” by Ken Follett. Although it has been a while since I read the first two books, I absolutely love historical fiction … I also read reddit. The omments section after the story debates what is correct or incorrect. So, if I hear something has occurred, I go to “reddit” and read the story and the comments. Then I’m set.

What are you listening to?

I listen to Pandora all day long. I’m generally working in a basement so it gets a little creepy without any music playing. I’ve been listening to Alabama Shakes a lot. I’ve also been listening to Hozier. Even though “Take Me to Church” is his biggest hit, I don’t like it. The rest of Hozier’s songs are much better … smooth and soulful. I’ve also been listening to The Shins. I’m often on Spotify, as well.

What are you watching?

I don’t have cable; I only watch Netflix and HBO GO. On Netflix, my all-time favorite is “Scrubs.” Love it. I also watch “Futurama,” “House of Cards,” “Orange is the New Black” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” On HBO GO, I watch “Silicon Valley.” It’s a great show.

What does this all mean to you as a self-assessment?

I love stories. Whether it’s books, music, or TV, I like seeing stories go from the start to the finish. I may be dying to know how it all ends, but the story is important. I get sad when the story ends … because it’s over. I know … that sounds crazy.

Photos: Remy Thurston


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