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In our pastry blog, you will learn about the latest trends in haute pâtisserie and chocolaterie: news, articles and interviews with the most renowned pastry chefs

Fourth Edition of Chocolate by Ramon Morató, updated and more affordable

December 17, 2014 |

The newest edition of one of the great professional books on chocolate is now available. This singular work received much recognition and prestige in recent years and this updated version maintains all the quality of the earlier editions but with fewer pages and an even more competitive price.More info

Valrhona opens its fourth École du Grand Chocolat in New York

December 15, 2014 |

The seed that was first planted at Tain l`Hermitage by Frédéric Bau, L’École du Grand Chocolat, now flourishes in its fourth global location, in one of the most enchanting areas in New York, the Dumbo neighbourhood, beside the Brooklyn BridgeMore info

Marike Van Beurden. Talent and self-respect in equal measure

December 15, 2014 |

She knew she wanted to dedicate her life to patisserie when she was a little over 10 years old, although she did not know exactly why. After her academic education she began a dizzying career that seems to have no limits.More info

Paco Torreblanca: “We want to teach our students to love the work and the product”

December 11, 2014 |

Paco Torreblanca and his son, Jacob, have reached a special moment in their pastry cooking career, after establishing a teaching centre and consolodating an educational model that prioritises respect for the best ingredients and the love for the work of haute pâtisserie.More info

Pastry Cooking at Sigep 2015… a truly Italian affair

December 3, 2014 |

Whether it is the World Junior Pastry Championship or the Star of Sugar, the most important pastry events in the next edition of Sigep will share the same theme: universal Italian icons. The brands of Vespa and Ferrari, the Italian Food Style and the DNA of Italian pastry cooking will serve as inspiration for these national and international competitions. It will truly be an exercise in reinforcing the Italian identity within a glorious setting.More info

Enric Rovira: “If you do what people ask you to do, that’s not creating, that’s serving”

December 2, 2014 |

Enric Rovira and Frédéric Bau talked about the process of creativity in dessert making, seeking out their common ground regarding those aspects that work best in chocolate-making or pastry cooking. Their analysis reviewed both what has happened in the recent past as well as the current challenges that professionals need to overcome.More info

Janice Wong opens her first boutique-installation of dreamy sweetness

November 27, 2014 |

With a fantasy garden filled with paintings made from marshmallows, this pastry chef launches her new store, in which she combines, in equal measure, edible art and nostalgic pleasuresMore info

Sirha 2015 will focus on world-wide trends such as Glocal and Street Food in its renovated Food Studio

November 26, 2014 |

The new edition of the large international festival of the “taste professions” explores the latest, most fashionable trends throughout the world, such as local food, the use of technology to reduce additives, health-conscious food and the importance of the aesthetics of the dish in a world that is 100% interconnected.More info

New Chocolate Museum in Belgium

November 7, 2014 |

Chocolate is currently very much in fashion with a wide variety of initiatives springing up that are dedicated to this ingredient. One example is the Belgian Chocolate Village, a curated museum of 900 square metres, housed in an old chocolate factory.More info

Melissa Coppel, revisioning the chocolaterie

November 6, 2014 |

Following on from her experiences with desserts in retaurants and hotels, the Colombian, Melissa Coppel, aims to bring a new freshness and creativity to the chocolaterie. She leaves no stone unturned in exploring the possibilities in flavouring, in imagining and playing with new techniques and compositions. This renewed vision of the chocolaterie not only inspires the day to day work in Jean-Marie Auboine Chocolates, but also strongly impacts the content of the courses that are offered in the chocolaterie workshop in Las Vegas.More info