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The Best Pastry Class Ever, Taught by Pierre Hermé
If I had to guess, I'd say that a pastry class taught by famed French patissier Pierre Hermé would be the most coveted pastry class in the world. Veronica of Kitchen Musings recently attended one of his classes at the French Pastry School in Chicago—after being chosen from a waiting list of 2000 people for one of 20 spots—and documented the two-day class in painful detail, painful because her descriptions and photos of Hermé's perfect creations made me very hungry and jealous. The class focused on the quintessential French macaron ("Pierre said that his idea of a perfect macaron should have a lot of filling"—Pierre, this is just one reason for why I love you), but also included tarts and ice cream. If you have an aversion to looking at rows and rows of colorful, flawless desserts, look elsewhere. Otherwise, dive right in!