Kings of Pastry
Cinema vérité pioneer D.A. Pennebaker ((“Don’t Look Back” “Ziggy Stardust,” ) and longtime collaborator Chris Hegedus (“The War Room”), turn their cameras on what would appear to be a less weighty subject: a cook-off between pastry chefs. But the “Kings of Pastry” are no ordinary pastry chefs, and their competition – the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, a three-day event held every four years – is a culinary Olympics, a Triple Crown of flour, butter, and sugar. Pennebaker and Hegedus follow Chicago chef Jacquay Pfeiffer as he returns home to France to begin training.