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Valentine Croquembouche, #ValentineCroque

Croquembouche, the cone-shaped cream puff tower traditionally served to royalty on French tables is a familiar sight in Japan’s cosmopolitan centers. Currently, over 500 Japanese chefs work in Paris. Many return to Japan and open their own restaurants and patisseries. The influence of French culinary training is evident to any foodie who gazes into a Japanese patisserie window.

A little sleuthing about which country has the most Michelin stars can be interesting. Some sites swear Japan and France are equally tied. Others declare Tokyo glitters with more 3-star Michelin restaurants; 14 to Paris’ 10.

At any rate, when Jenni, the Pastry Chef Online, ever so lovingly threw down the croquembouche gauntlet ...