Everyone is a little guilty of overindulging during Christmas. There are so many sweets, cakes, drinks, and cookies around that most people forget a healthy diet for a while. After Christmas has passed, most are dismayed to see their weighing scale swinging the wrong way. Christmas binging is nothing new and the holiday weight gain is a common phenomenon.
Christmas is a time of celebration and family. It's a time when the festive spirit is in the air and everyone is in a good mood. So what better way to celebrate this special time of the year than by cake? There is no other food item that speaks of the festive spirit and celebration as well as a cake.
Several years ago, French pastry was a steady, unchanging world. People found comfort in the familiar, well-loved flavours, and didn't want it to change. The pastry chefs were similarly restrained in their approach to pastry; they didn't want anything to change and stuck to their roots. For several years, while other branches of the culinary world evolved, experimented, and grew, the world of the pastry chef remained the same.