Monthly archives of “February 2015

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Final Day at Debotté

Saturday morning, instead of macaron assembly, three other employees and I carefully cracked hundreds (thousands?) of eggs that another employee ran down an egg separator. Tedious, but necessary due to the number of macarons Debotté produces each week. The employees enjoyed getting to work and… Read More

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Macarons and More

On Thursday and Friday, I started the mornings at Debotté with detaching hundreds of macaron shells from their silpats before working with two other employees to fill and sandwich the little treats. We only worked with one flavor on each day – coffee on Thursday,… Read More

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Debotté Duties

I continued working at Debotté Wednesday through Saturday of last week. It is somewhat difficult to describe my duties, as I often did different things each day, and only contributed to part of a process. For the most part, I didn’t actually make any components;… Read More

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Obligatory Research

To properly fulfill my studious obligations here in France, I am required to execute strenuous research missions. Thus, last week, I surveyed several patisseries in Nantes. I did not have the necessary time for thorough examinations, but I’ve gathered enough information to determine which locations I will… Read More