Les Français for the win
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.