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Pastry is one of France’s oldest and most popular arts, and a new wave of vegan chefs is carrying on the tradition without animal products. While pastry was traditionally centered around eggs, butter and cream, the new generation of pastry chefs are reinventing the classics.

A pastry chef named Rodolphe Landemaine bakes delicious pastries ranging from apple pies to almond and chocolate croissants to traditional lemon meringue pies and cream pavlovas. And everything is vegan!

“When I then became a vegan myself, people thought I was joining a cult, really in France, they looked at me and said: the boss is weird, he’s gone crazy,” Landemaine told the Guardian.

Landemaine decided that more people in France would go vegan if there was more to offer. He thought, “Don’t throw away the classics, keep them, just bring French pastry into the 21st century.

It was then that he launched his vegan patisserie and bakery, Land and Monkeys. Although he opened his boutique just before the COVID-19 pandemic, his boutique came out on top, and he now has six boutiques in Paris and another opening in September. Landemaine says her customers usually don’t know right away that everything is vegan.

“People decide it’s fine, and only then can you address ethical and environmental issues as the icing on the cake,” he said. “If it doesn’t taste good, people won’t be open to those ideas.”

The new wave of French vegan pastries aren’t just for vegans, but aim to recreate classics so they taste better than the original version. Check out Land&Monkey on Instagram to see their mouth-watering goodies!

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