Kings of Pastry

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Legendary documentary filmmaking team D A Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus discuss the world of fantastical French pastry. Their film "Kings of Pastry" documents the competition for the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, France’s highest honor in the art of patisserie. They’re joined by chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder of Chicago’s French Pastry School. The film follows him as he journeys to his childhood home of Alsace to practice for the contest. "Kings of Pastry" is playing at Film Forum through September 28.


Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker and Jacquy Pfeiffer

Comments [2]

Amy from Manhattan

If you're a pastry chef & feel you're going through the dark woods, my advice is to make Black Forest cake!

Sep. 16 2010 12:58 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Miles, if you want to improve your French pronunciation, please start by saying "Frahnce," not "Frohnce." I don't understand why so many Americans pronounce -an- in French words/names as if it were -on- (like "Mitterond," when it's "Mitterand"), but it really bugs me. Something to do w/the nasalized vowels, maybe.

Sep. 16 2010 12:53 PM

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