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Visiting Pierre Hermé's Pastry Shop in Paris Very Popular
Pierre Hermé is the king of French pastry. His tiny boutique in Paris is so successful that people stop to ask why there is queue. See what's inside!
Making Your Own Meringues Popular
Meringue is the most obvious pastry to bake when you have too many egg whites, and yet many home chefs are frightened to try homemade meringues. See how easy they are if you go by the book.
Homemade Pistachio Paste Popular
Pistachio paste is used to flavor ice creams, pastries or custards. Yesterday, I made my own from scratch using Pierre Hermé's instructions. Amazing!
Cannelés Bordelais Popular
Easily one of my top 10 favorite pastries, these humble-looking little crepe dough tumblers are very tricky to make right. Here is how they make it at Lenôtre.
Lenôtre offers high-end non-professional pastry classes in Paris. Are they worth the time and money? Who attends? What do you actually learn? Read my account of a Brioche and Kugelhopf class at Lenôtre's school on the Champs-Elysées.
This gorgeous, juicy vanilla-flavored apple pie is said to have been winning pie contests in the Midwest for decades. One of the first recipes I ever found on the web!
Juicy traditional French apple tart from Normandy.
I had eaten these dumplings only once, when I was 12, but boy did they make an impression! Such a rich combination of gorgeous juicy sweet prunes covered in a soft potato-based simmered dough.
A sweet tart made from white wine and sugar, very popular around my parts.
For my first video I show you how to bake a simple but original and highly colorful cake using French almonds with a long pedigree: praslines.
The most sophisticated chestnut pie in the world.
Last week I had tea with Sir Hugh and his lovely wife Gaynor in one of their favorite haunts in London - a uniquely British experience.
One of the most modern industrial pastry plants in Switzerland allowed me to spend a morning with them - with my camera. Feel like making 7000 Napoleons? Follow me in.
A most amazing pastry based on flour, sugar and a lot of butter. A definite calorie bomb but so good you would not believe.
A pistachio-flavored little cake served with coffee in French gastronomic restaurants. If you get the pistachio paste, you can make it too.