Young Pastry Chef, curious and passionate, Gabrielle fell into a pot of chocolate around the age of 8 years. Back then, she loved to prepare her famous “quatre-quart” (similar to a pound cake), both to treat her family and to devour her favorite cake. Going through books and magazines , she inquires , looks, experiments and spends all her time in the kitchen. After graduating from high school ,she spent a year studying political science but quickly realized it wasn’t for her. Gabrielle then turned towards what she always loved: cooking. Four beautiful years later , after remarkable studies at l’école hotelière du Touquet, she won the French pastry championship . Gabrielle was now going into pastry baking ! She worked for some of the most famous and most prestigious French chefs such as Marc Veyrat and Georges Blanc. She participated in one of the first TV shows devoted to cooking, ” Closer to the Stars”. Gabrielle ended second .
After a season at La Messardière, famous Palace in Saint- Tropez , Gabrielle was offered to work at the Ritz, in Paris, where she was in charge of L’Espadon, gourmet restaurant * 1 . In the years that followed, Gabrielle travelled the world to acquire more experience and broaden her circle. She travelled in 2008 and 2009 in New York, the Hamptons, Saint-Martin …In love with Paris, Gabrielle knew she would always come back. She worked for Boiron for a year and participated in the development of their recipe book , as well as sold their products. Since 2010, between Paris and Berlin, Gabrielle put her expertise at the service of cooking workshops to train both adults and teenagers (workshop leaders ), restaurants and to advise new businesses (Les petits donuts, It Mylk ). For more information about this wonderful lady please check out www.mysweetaddictions.com
How do you feel about France and French people? I love France and its diversity. But the French are a little too complicated. What does Parisian Flair mean to you? The French essence as an inspiration. What is romanticism? Imagination that overcomes reality. Are you romantic? Half of the time. I try to stay rooted when needed, a good compromise. Where did you have your most impressive French kiss? In a Kitchen, and it was romantic but it was not in France. Your dream? Having my own ice cream and Cookie shop. Coming soon in Berlin… Why Berlin? Because of the French kiss in the kitchen. The best gift you ever made and Received? Love and being Loved. Love is a Gift. Your perfect French dinner? Bread, cheese, charcuterie and wines. Your favorite French wine? Champagne. Your favorite meal in France? Côte de Boeuf. Favorite French desert? A Paris-Brest and some ice cream. Do you have a secret French recipe? Yes I Do!
STRAWBERRY/ BANANAS ICE CREAM:
-500 gr of strawberries
-100 gr of ripe bananas
-150 gr of sugar
250 gr of heavy cream
Everything mixed together. Either you drink it very cold like a smoothie or you freeze the mixture and eat it on a stick. One recipe, two options I like that! What is your Madeleine de Proust? This same strawberry ice cream: Strawberries/Bananas/Sugar/Sour cream : easy to make. Favorite French movie? Love Songs
Favorite French actor? Roschdy Zem, sexy. Which French contemporary artist? HOPARE, street art artist . Favorite French museum? Orsay. What is your favorite place in France? Britanny / La Bretagne. Best hotel in France? No Idea. I never stay in hotels. Where would you go when you were younger in France? In Paris. Your perfume? Daisy by M.JACOB. Or Bal d’Afrique by BYREDO. If you could only buy one fashion item? A Pacojet. It s an expensive ice cream maker. That is my idea of a “fashion Item”. Otherwise, no idea. What is the quintessential French look? No jewelry, just a little bit of make-up and high-heels. Chic and a little négligée like Charlotte Gainsbourg.
The French book that most moved you? Le livre SENSATIONS de Philippe Conticinni. It’s a pastry book. All the basis of pastry making are sublimed in this book.
Your favorite French word? Why? Cacahuète (peanuts). It sounds cool. Your favorite French artist? Serge Gainsbourg. Best French lyrics? “… Je veux des caresses comme des ptits train, qui me coule le long des reins, je veux des baisers qui piquent, des frissons… “ Adrienne Pauly
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