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French chocolate features Indonesian cacao beans

  • Kunang Helmi-Picard

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Sun, November 2 2008   /  10:31 am

FRANCOIS PRALUS (JP/Leonard Pitt) A walk in Paris with Leonard Pitt is always a wonderful treat, and the other day it became a gastronomical one too. The author of two Parisian walking-guides-with-a-difference, Pitt explores changes in the urban landscape and finds vestiges of buildings and streets, documenting them with old postcards, new photographs and historical details. Pitt is also the founder of the Berkeley Chocolate Club. When he suddenly stopped at 35 Rue Rambuteau and said, almost yelling, "Let's go inside, this is Pralus", I should have guessed that Pralus must be an excellent chocolatier. The one we went into was the first Pralus shop in Paris. Charismatic Fran*ois Pralus himself was present. Alongside the famous praline brioche made with pink almonds, invented by his father Auguste in 1948, the complete range of chocolate...