Claire Damon, the French pastry chef, from Des Gâteaux et Du Pain (Paris) serves up her own homage to the strawberry in so good.. magazine #12. Her creation is fresh, natural and colourful and the strawberry is present in four variations: compote, clafoutis, crémeaux and bavarois. It is a spectacular work and you will find it in so good… magazine #12, next to two other very special creations.
“You can never beat the classics”, John Kraus says, “Paris Brest, Tart Tatin, Millefeuille, Brioche Polonaise, Lemon Tart: that is the beauty of pastry.” With this simple but brilliantly executed philosophy, we welcome him to the pages of SG#11, where he offers us his most recent creations, as elegant and inimitable as this Lemon Tart.
“For me the most important factor in creating new products is to first analyze why a product can be a hit or not.” Eric Bertoia shared with us (So Good..#4) this outstanding plated dessert served at Daniel Bouloud’s from New York. From jellying the cranberries to showing how a milk meringue can be made, nothing is missing of his detailed explanation.
Miguel Sierra participated in the “Crème Caramel” challenge in So Good.. #10 with this innovative recipe. As the egg is the key protagonist in this ubiquitous dessert, the pastry chef from Asturias decided to focus on one of the main foods in the feeding of the hen – corn – to reform the recipe with an original blend of flavours and presentation.
Guillaume Mabilleau, MOF patissier and owner of Nuances Gourmandes, showed Féérie Ivoire recipe at So Good.. Magazine #9, a Lemon sponge cake, cassis and raspberry compote, vainilla mousse and ivoire glossy glaze.
There is no or very little use in winning a prestigious competition if then one does not have the will and resolution to face the day-by-day challenge. This is not the case of the Dutch chef Frank Haasnoot, brilliant winner of the latest World Chocolate Masters edition, who has not ceased to grow professionally after obtaining the title.
The Roca brothers are in fashion. Their know-how and tenacity have led them to the very top, a well-deserved success which the youngest of the brothers –Jordi Roca, responsible for the desserts station at ‘El Celler’- has decisively contributed to. From so good.. magazine, we would like to congratulate him and celebrate by ‘savoring’ one of his most refreshing desserts from his latest creative phase, published in So Good #7.
Few things can fill us with as much satisfaction as realizing that the fruits we planted in the heart of this magazine one day –even in its literal meaning, as it was the case of the article on Josep Maria Rodríguez’s La Pastisseria and his cherry (cirera) [so good..magazine #8] – suddenly bloom in the hands of somebody else who took it as a source of inspiration and a challenge to improve their own skills.