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S6 EP4: ERIC LANLARD - show notes

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S6 EP4: ERIC LANLARD - summary

Join Olly as hears about the remarkable career of master pâtissier Eric Lanlard, covering the royal family, Madonna’s wedding cake, the best chocolate in the world and being one of the first commercial passengers to travel into space!

S6 EP4: ERIC LANLARD - timeline

  • 00:04 - this episode is brought to you by P&O Cruises

  • 02:05 - Eric brings a bottle of Simonsig, Cuvée Royale Blanc de Blancs 2011 Stellenbosch. The average price is £12 per bottle.

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  • 06:17 - after his apprenticeship, Eric was offered a position at the Élysée Palace and on the Jeanne d’Arc

  • 09:00 - Eric made the wedding cake for the marriage of Madonna and Guy Ritchie in 2000 …

  • 09:22 - … and the birthday cakes for the Queen Mothers 100th and 101st birthdays.

  • 15:38 - Eric was one of the first customers of Virgin Galatic

  • 19:31 - Eric says the best chocolate in the world is form Valrhona

  • 21:20 - Eric says the most influential person in his life is the chef Marie-Antoine Carême

  • 24:04 - Françoise Hardy and Brigitte Bardot are some of Eric’s favourite French singers

  • 25:15 - Eric’s most memorable meal was at Marco Pierre White’s Harveys restaurant

  • 26:28 - Olly gives Eric a bottle of Iona Chardonnay 2017 Elgin. The average price is £16 per bottle.

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S6 EP4: ERIC LANLARD - production notes

  • Recorded on 26 February 2019 at Cake Boy

  • Hosted by Olly Smith

  • Produced and edited by Richard Hemming MW

  • Mastered by David Thomas

  • Hardware list: 2 x AT-2020 condenser microphones with pop shields, Zoom H6 digital recorder, ATH-M20X headphones

  • Software list: Audacity 2.2.2, Garageband 10.3.0