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The Patisserie

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Issued in 2001 the model is from Hay-on-Wye, a small Welsh town with 39 used book shops and a Literary Festival that Hazle attends. A population of 1500 swells by 100,000 for the annual 10 day event!
As sugar and dried fruits became widespread in the mid 1700s so did pastry shops. Chef Antonin Carême brought a French influence in the early 1800s, as reflected in this patisserie. Painter Sharon Stroud retired with only 14 pieces out of the 50 painted.

 A side view of Chattels. The narrow street makes it difficult to take in the whole building, which faces north.
A photo from 2007 where Chattels Gifts has expanded into the adjoining shop. 

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Hazle Ceramics
The Patisserie
Limited Painting 14/50
on Hay-on-Wye
inspired by Chattels right

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 In 1817 famed chef Antonin Carême’s banquet for the Prince Regent at Brighton Pavilion had 100 dishes!

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Antonin Carême 1784-1833
Abandoned at 10 during the French Revolution, he went on to cook for European Royalty which included Britain’s The Prince Regent, Napoleon and the Romanovs. The first chef to sell cookery books, he also founded “haute cuisine”. His patisserie was created as an architectural art-form.

Cooking for Kings: a book with recipes about Carême, the first celebrity chef. 

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