The École Ferrandi cooking school in the center of Paris is one of the best known cooking schools in France. Students come to become chefs, or hotel managers, butchers and bakers. In one class, English speaking students from all over the world are learning the quintessentially French art of making pastries. They are called the 'Anglopats', the Anglophone Pastry class. For nine months they study with Chef Didier Averty to learn how to make croissants, eclairs, tarts and any number of sweet things found in bakeries across France.
In this piece, the Anglopats make apple filled chocolates and talk about how they would like to make their mark on French cuisine.
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This piece aired on Radio Netherlands' Euroquest
on January 25, 2005, and again on May 23, 2005.
Producer: Sarah Elzas
Recorded in Paris, France