by Claire Star
Kings of Pastry (available on Netflix) follows chef Jacquy Pfeiffer as he prepares for the competition of a lifetime: the Les Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, a red, white, and blue collar signifying mastery of fine pastries. The award ceremony is such a prestigious affair that even the French president attends and the preparation for the competition, which is held every four years, is reminiscent of athletes dedicating their lives to winning an Olympic gold medal.
This documentary is one of those films that never gets old. The first time I rented it, I watched it two nights in a row. Kings of Pastry was also the first movie Nicole and I watched together, only a few days after we met. When each of us brought cookies to share (mine were gingersnaps mailed cross country by my mom; Nicole’s were Fairway coffee chocolate chip), I think we realized our friendship was meant to be.
Have you ever watched a movie and loved it so intensely that you wanted to watch it again and again? Nicole and I plan to share a roundup of some of our other favorites soon!
// Photos via NPR, Living Room Theaters, and Honolulu Pulse.
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