EN REASONED GOURMANDISE - FRÉDÉRIC BAU
Frédéric Bau, Creative Director of Maison Valrhona, advocates for Reasoned Gourmandise, a philosophy that prioritizes better choices over strict dietary restrictions. It encourages using quality, seasonal ingredients in pastries while carefully considering quantities of ingredients like butter and sugar.
Bau believes that Reasoned Gourmandise represents the future of pastry. He blends scientific and artistic approaches to create a new, healthy, and virtuous patisserie.
Bau's repertoire of 60 recipes, including classics like Paris-Brest and lemon pie, showcases the harmony between taste, well-being, and inspiration. Renowned pastry chef Pierre Hermé praises Bau as an extraordinary, sensitive, and mould-breaking individual.