Kings of Pastry

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Released 2009

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Director:
D. A. Pennebaker , Chris Hegedus
Released:
2009
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Kings of Pastry, from acclaimed documentarians D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, ventures inside the deliciously cutthroat Meilleur Ouvrier de France, the legendary French pastry competition, to capture this fascinating account of what it takes to be the best pâtissier. Held every four years, the contest separates not only the yolks from the whites but the amateurs from the artisans. Renowned chefs from around the world let their tempers fly as they vie for the crown.

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  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    The French, no one needs to be told, take food and food preparation with extreme seriousness. "There are no 'all-you-can eat' places in France," one chef sniffs in this excellent C...

  • 70

    The New York Times Mike Hale

    The film builds in interest and intrigue as it goes along, helped immeasurably by the directors' choice - canny or fortunate or both - of the astonishingly good-natured and likable...

  • 70

    Variety

    Given what seems like unprecedented access to the very masculine world of the French patissier, Pennebaker and Hegedus get their subjects to reveal a few trade secrets as well as p...

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