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Bakery vocabulary guide

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Ever wondered what 'extensibility' means? ...Us too! A Bakery expert at EHL Hospitality Business School, Thomas Marie, has compiled a useful list of essential bakery vocabulary. A lifeline for any budding pastry chef -or pâtissier- to learn.

Who is Thomas Marie (MOF)?

Born into a family who ran a Patisserie, Thomas Marie knew what we wanted to do froma young age, therefore earning himself the title of ‘Meilleur Ouvrier de France’ (MOF) in bread-making at the age of 26. In 2011, EHL gave Marie carte blanche to set up the on-site school bakery and teaching program that ensures no student finishes their hospitality degree without knowing what ‘la grigne’ means and how to perfect it. Students arrive at 6 am, a mere 2 ours after Marie starts, to continue baking throughout the morning to his exacting high standards.

Why is it important to learn Bakery Vocabulary?

Knowing the A to Z of bread vocabulary is a great way to really master the art of making your own loaf. Thomas Marie has written this guide to all those tricky terms that may have previously put you off getting your hands messy.

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