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Pastry Blog & News

A new method to achieve a healthier and sweeter chocolate has been investigated

April 1, 2015 |

The America Chemical Society has released a study that proposes retaining as many polyphenols in cocoa’s toasting stage for a healthier and more intensely flavored chocolate.More info

Melissa Coppel and Jean-Marie Auboine’s new classroom in Las Vegas

March 23, 2015 |

Jean-Marie Auboine Chocolatier presents a new classroom, detached from the workshop and production space where classes will be taught by renowned chefs with an area dedicated to “Bean to Bar”.More info

Virgin fiber: vegetable packaging for chocolate

March 11, 2015 |

With the release of The Origin Box, the Belgian company Du Caju Printing & Packaging makes a clear commitment to virgin fiber so as to minimize the risk of chocolate acquiring a strange taste or odor derived from the material it is presented in. More info

Valrhona Bachour Dessert Styles in Miami

March 5, 2015 |

Valrhona USA continues travelling to teach professional pastry chefs and help them reach their full potential. The next destination is Miami and the professor is Antonio Bachour, a pastry chef who shares his commitment to excellence and passion for the craft with this chocolate brand.More info

Madeleines named after women at Mesdemoiselles Madeleines

February 18, 2015 |

Gourmet, mini, aromatic, and decorated. Thus are some of the madeleines which chef Stéphane Bour creates in this new sweet spot in Paris. More info

Nathaniel Reid’s entremet and petits gâteaux at L’École Valrhona Brooklyn

February 11, 2015 |

The acclaimed pastry chef shares his knowledge in modern patisserie with a European flair in petit comité at the school Valrhona very recently created in Brooklyn.More info

A new image for the Confiserie Moutarlier tea room in Lausanne

January 23, 2015 |

Lucien Moutarlier and his son, Damien, have completely renovated one of the four establishments that they own in Switzerland, giving it a modern image, more aligned with their pastry cooking style.
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The United Kingdom puts cocoa in quarantine to save the future of chocolate

January 13, 2015 |

There are clear signs that the demand for chocolate is greater than the supply. To guarantee this supply and the survival of cocoa, the International Cocoa Quarantine Centre has taken on the role of controlling the quality of every new variety of cocoa in the world. More info

Phillipe Urraca opens a profiterole boutique in Paris

January 5, 2015 |

Prestigious pastry chef inaugurates Profiterole Chérie, a boutique in the 3rd arrondissement in Paris, where he elaborates his crunchy profiteroles in real time in front of his clientsMore 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