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 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asterix). 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?

6 comments:

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

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  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...

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  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.

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

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  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)

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