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Plates inspired by Chef Alain Passard

Earthenware manufacturers Henriot – Quimper has released a collection of plates inspired by the famous French chef’s recipe book illustrations

The chef Alain Passard, who is originally from Brittany, and the Henriot‐Quimper earthenware manufacturers have pooled their knowledge to create a new collection of plates, which debuted in June 2014.

In 2010 Chef Alain Passard published a recipe book illustrated by his collages and entitled “Collages & Recettes”. After several months of research and testing, the first presentation plates, inspired by Alain Passard’s collages left the kiln at the Henriot‐Quimper production plant.

Four models have been made:
‐ Purple turnip and yellow lemon with black pepper
‐ Purple emotion with parmesan,
‐ Pears and black radish with parmesan tapenade
‐ Asparagus, pear with lemon and red sorrel.

All the plates are hand decorated by the artists at the production plant in Quimper (Brittany). Every plate is therefore unique.

The origins of the Henriot‐Quimper earthenware manufacturers go back to 1690, the year when the master earthenware maker Jean‐ Baptiste Bousquet set up in the Locmaria district of Quimper in Brittany. Today known for its famous bowl decorated with the “Petit Breton” pattern, the firm regularly calls on artists from various fields to give new inspirations to its earthenware products.

E: eric.ligen@henriot‐; W: www.henriot‐

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