is Flora Lazar's valentine to French confections and pastry. From the time she discovered the recipe book of legendary French pastry chef Gaston Lenôtre in high school, she has been enamored of the beauty and exquisite taste of these sweets. Three decades later, after a career in the business and non-profit worlds, she succumbed to the pleas of friends and family to make her confections, pastries, and confitures commercially available.
A graduate of "L'Art de la Pâtisserie" program at the French Pastry School of Chicago, Flora has traveled extensively in France interviewing, observing, and writing about French pastry chefs for her Huffington Post blog. Her film Kings of Pastry
on France's oldest and most prestigious pastry competition has
aired on the BBC and television stations around the world, and is an
official selection of the Sheffield, Amsterdam, Berlin Film Festivals,
Full Frame, and Hot Docs festivals. The "post-graduate" pastry education
Flora acquired in the making of the film has only deepened Flora's awe
for those who practice this ever-vibrant craft, where passion, palate,
and artistry combine to create gastronomic works of art. Flora applies
the same rigor to our products as the exacting pastry chefs whose lives
she continues to document in her blog Salted Caramel.