Thursday, May 31, 2007

Bread and chocolate

Yep, we're getting lessons in both this week.

First, we visited Joel Durand, one of the best chocolatiers in France. Apparently quite a privilege and very interesting.

We start with Joel demonstrating how to chop chocolate to make the filling for truffles, then we try it ourselves. Finally, after making the truffle centers, we get to use his enrobing machine to make them beautifully coated. Way cool!

The next excursion is to a boulangerie to learn about bread and cookies. I require remedial training in shaping navettes.

This guy can really move! And we got to carry away the loaves we made ourselves.

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