Les Français for the win

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Chris­telle Brua, head pas­try chef at Le Pré Cate­lan in Paris, has been named the world’s best restau­rant pas­try chef by Les Gran­des Tables du Monde –a global as­so­ci­a­tion which was founded in Paris in 1954. This is the first time a wo­man has been awarded the ti­tle. An­other French chef, Paul Pairet won restau­ra­teur of the year.

And from per­fect pâtis­serie to pre­cise physics –French sci­en­tist Gérard Mourou has won a No­bel Physics Prize for his work with op­ti­cal lasers, which has ad­vanced cor­rec­tive eye surgery.

Gérard shares the prize with Arthur Ashkin and Donna Strick­land.

Turn to page 34 to read how one Bri­tish wo­man went about mas­ter­ing the art of French pâtis­serie.

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