Pastry Blog & News
A journey through some of the best patisseries in France which will dumbfound you due to the creativity of their contents in these (not so) classical Christmas desserts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Salon du Chocolat, chocolatier Jean-Paul Hevin created a stunning chocolate version of King Kong with the help of the artist Richard Orlinski.
Some define him as a genius, others talk about his unlimited capacity to create. But if there is one thing that characterises his creations more than any other, it is the perfect interplay between originality and commercial awareness. After a severe fire in his workshop, Patrick Roger slowly climbed his way back to normality and now prepares for the Christmas period submerged in a magical world of chocolate, with amazing creations such as his new emperor penguin.
There are a lot of questions regarding the world of sweets that remain unanswered. In order to shed light on many of these questions, renowned chef Andoni Luis Adúriz and the sociologist Iñaki Martínez de Albéniz have decided to launch a new research project called “The Candy Project”, with the collaboration of the international Slow Food network.
Impressive is the line-up of French pastry chefs that has collaborated in a new charity calendar to support the children with heart defects in underdeveloped countries. Altogether, 12 professionals appear in photos with famous personalities and with chocolate having also a leading role.
The avant-guarde interior of Patrick Roger’s new Parisian shop in the Madeleine has recently been awarded one of the main prizes in the Paris Shop and Design awards. The enormous curve design, which acts as the central element in the layout of the chocolate store proved decisive in overcoming the fellow contenders in the food category. It is a store in the image of the creative genius of a MOF chocolatier who is constantly talked about.