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Discussion in 'The Late Night Cafe (off-topic)' started by thetincook, Jun 18, 2011.

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    thetincook

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    Anyone seen this? Apparently it's a 6 part documentary about some Australian macaron tycoon, from this Feb.

    Trying to find some episodes.
     
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    Watched episode 2. It's not a bad show. It's kinda like Ace of Cakes and those types of shows, but less gimmicky (Well, his pastry is a little gimmicky). The show had some good shots of production in the kitchen, and of course there was some reality show drama thrown in by the editors. I mean who would ever launch a new 7 item product line in only 48 hours with out having any ideas already.

    Learned a new technique:

    He put a strip of pate sable on a raw choux dough prior to baking. Gives it a crispy top kinda like the paste you put on top of mexican sweet breads. Too bad he dyed it green and used it in a pastry monstrosity: Wasabi Pea Eclair. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/eek.gif

    Also: Pretty pastries plus pretty models equals win.

    All and all, it's a decent and light half and hour of tv. I'm going to track down the other 5 eps.