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News Tue Aug 03 2010

Kings of Pastry Features Jacquy Pfeiffer

Didn't you read something recently about the Chicago French Pastry School? Oh you did, and you were so so so intrigued, but not quite ready to fork over a pile of dough to go and learn how to make dough at the school? An intermediary experience is now available! Or rather will be, September 15, when the documentary Kings of Pastry opens September 15. The doc, from the production company that brought Stonewall Uprising out earlier this summer, follows Chicago French Pastry School co-founder Jacquy Pfeiffer as he returns to his homeland to vie for a title at the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France -- a never-before-filmed competition to determine the best craftsmen in French pastry. Did someone say "sugar sculpture"? (The LA Times gave the doc a nice review following its showing at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June.)

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Frazer Pennebaker / August 4, 2010 12:36 PM

Andie, Thanks for the write up - we are looking forward to opening the film in Chicago on Oct 1st. Please note that the film's production company - Pennebaker Hegedus Films - did not produce STONEWALL UPRISING, that credit goes to Q-Ball Productions. To see the films we've done please go to our website PHFILMS.COM
Support Jacquy Pfeiffer and the French Pastry School and come see the film.
Visit the web site - - and the film's facebook page.

Andie / August 5, 2010 7:45 AM

Thanks for the clarification(s), Franzen!

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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