Pâtisserie

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Pâtisserie from a boulangerie in France
Pâtisserie from a bakery in Montreal, Quebec.

A pâtisserie (pronounced: [pɑtisʁi]) is the type of French or Belgian bakery that specializes in pastries and sweets. In both countries it is a legally controlled title that may only be used by bakeries that employ a licensed maître pâtissier (master pastry chef).

In France and Belgium the pâtissier is a pastry chef who has completed a lengthy training process, typically an apprenticeship, and passed a written examination.[1] Often found in partnership with a boulangerie, pâtisseries are a common sight in towns and villages in France and Belgium.

In other countries[edit]

In Korea and Japan the term pâtissier is used as well.

In France and Canada, the term pâtisserie also refers to the pastries produced by a pâtissier. Mass-produced pastries are also sometimes called pâtisserie.

In Australia and Lebanon, pâtisserie is used commonly along with the words bakery or pastry shop.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Prais, S. J. (1995). Productivity, education, and training: an international perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. p. 35. ISBN 0-521-55667-8. 

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