The Festival of Crêpes : the Chandeleur

The Festival of Crêpes : the Chandeleur

In the middle of the winter all of a sudden a word is on everyone’s lips “crêpes”! These very fine thin pancakes are the traditional food to celebrate the ” Chandeleur” – the festival of lights. And the French vegan community does not feel left out as absolutely fantastic vegan crêpes are possible to make , or find on menus…

PASTRY ICON: The Opéra

PASTRY ICON: The Opéra

The week of the Opéra at the Gentle gourmet Institute ! After a week of learning the building blocks of fine French pastries in our introduction to vegan pastry class, the second week sees our dedicated students producing some of the icons of French pâtisserie and one of them is the sophisticated and somewhat mysterious Opéra. The mystery stems from…