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25+1 bûches de Noël that will make you want to live in France

December 23, 2014 |

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.More 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

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

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

Jean-Paul Hevin’s spectacular chocolate Kong surprise

October 30, 2014 |

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.More info

The magic of Patrick Roger returns for Christmas

October 13, 2014 |

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.More info

Mugaritz embarks on a study of the world of sweets

October 7, 2014 |

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.More info

French pastry unites to support children with heart defects.

October 6, 2014 |

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.More info

Rewarding the avant-guarde in Patrick Roger’s new shop

September 18, 2014 |

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.More info