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Pastry Interviews Archives - so good.. magazine

Interviews with pastry chefs who stand out for their work, career, and above all their work philosophy, for their ability to find concepts and ideas that influence the sector and that end up becoming trends. Sometimes their opinions can be uncomfortable or even politically incorrect, against the grain, but they always serve as a guide for many and are supported by desserts that earn professional recognition. Normally these interviews come from the work we do in each issue of So good and become a way to better understand the journalistic, technical, and creative work that is possible to find in this benchmark publication for artisan pastry.

Eunji Lee: ‘I want to be a good leader, not just a good pastry chef’

July 5, 2019 |

Originally from Busan (South Korea), she is the young pastry chef at Jungsik New York, a two-Michelin-star restaurant that is a must for lovers of contemporary and creative Korean cuisine. Her mission: to make people happy with her desserts.More info

Sébastien Trudelle: ‘My preparation was very complicated. I tried to do things I did not know how to do’

June 28, 2019 |

Highly advanced technical work, great creativity, and a lot of patience are some of the keys that have led this pastry chef to obtain the MOF title.More info

Jonathan Mougel: ‘We tend to complicate our recipes when all that is simple and good is still a safe bet’

June 12, 2019 |

This pastry chef has worked for PatisFrance (Puratos) since 2004 and he has not given up his efforts to achieve the MOF title even when he failed at the 2015 editionMore info

Carrie Lewis: ‘In Chez Panisse, there is no ego, no competition’

June 5, 2019 |

The pastry chef of this French-inspired bistro style restaurant, located in Berkeley (California), offers a menu filled with local, organic, and seasonal products.
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Richard Hawke: ‘We don’t get taught how to really understand the ingredients in our recipes’

May 23, 2019 |

His time at the Ecole National Superieur de la Pâtissèrie (ENSP) as an international teacher opened the doors of teaching and pedagogy in front of him. A dream that also gave Richard Hawke the opportunity to enrich himself from workingMore info

Susanna Yoon: “When creating chocolates, we let our humor come through in the form of our favorite childhood sweets and images”

May 17, 2019 |

An elegant approach and respect for the product has made Yoon, Head Chef and Founder of Stick With Me Sweets, become one of the finest chocolatiers in the city of New York.More info

Pascal De Deyne: “I like to see each day as a challenge to do better and make customers and oneself happy”

May 14, 2019 |

His childhood was spent in a rural environment, coming from a farmers’ family working in the cultivation and development of milk, wheat and beet, raw materials which are all fundamental for pastry. Pascal De Deyne felt his ‘trade calling’ atMore info

Yann Couvreur: “I opened my pastry shop to be free”

April 24, 2019 |

He embodies better than anyone an idea of patisserie that, little by little and fortunately, is catching on. It is that idea of the freshly made, natural and fresh, with the seasons and their products as a guide. A patisserieMore info

Luis David Valderrama: “We are subjected to local availability of the product, so we have to be very creative”

April 12, 2019 |

The restaurant Mil, with views of the ancient ruins of Moray (Peru), focuses on ancestral native cuisines with ingredients grown in different altitudes of the Andes. Its cuisine chef explains the creation process for new dishes.More info

Johan Martin: ‘The perfect croissant does not exist’

March 13, 2019 |

The big viennoiserie French master visits so good #21 to share his thought about what is making so popular this pastries latelyMore info