Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Blast from the past...

This is Obelix, from Asterix et Obelix, a French comic book that I used to read as a kid ( Alain Levy, an instructor at the CIA as well as a good friend of mine, was looking to unload a few molds from his past days as a chocolatier. At first I told him I wasn't interested, but then he told me what he had, and this was one of the molds. I had to have it! He was kind enough to give it to me as a gift. It is about 10 inches tall x 6 inches wide. Now, there is no special technique here, there is nothing new that is going to change the way we think about pastry. This is simply a chocolate figurine that I really liked.
I have to say that, even though not a single person in my shop knew who he was, it seemed to cheer people up. How could you possibly be in a bad mood with a guy like Obelix around?


  1. Way better than just reading. All children should have both Asterix et Obelix AND a chocolate mold to aspire to.

  2. I can't believe nobody knew who he was! (but I'm French so totally biased) I am also totally jealous. I covet this just so you know...

  3. www.danielangerer.comJune 4, 2009 at 10:03 AM

    Funny. I remember he drank that secret elixir what made him really strong. He liked these cone shaped stones right? Good memories.

  4. Sad to think that not many people know about Asterix and Obelix these days!

  5. Nosotros teniamos una coleccion entera de libros de Asterix y Obelix (Y Tintin y Mortadelo y Filemon... un monton!). Que sorpresa encontrarlos aqui!

    Gracias por incluir mi blog en tu list. Soy una gran admiradora de tu libro Frozen Desserts y de hecho, el helado de "Leche Quemada" es uno de mis preferidos.

    Un saludo,

    Aran (y si viene de Arantza)