Season 24, Episode 1 Kings of Pastry
First Aired: June 21, 2011
The Season 24 premiere features the Chris Hegedus-D.A. Pennebaker film "Kings of Pastry," about the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France pastry competition in Lyons. The contestants rate among the world's top dessert chefs; and create everything from cream puffs to wedding cakes. In the final, they hand-carry delicate sugar sculptures to a display area. Participants include Regis Lazard, who sadly dropped his sculpture the year before; and Jacquy Pfeiffer of the French Pastry School in Chicago.
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