The Art Of Manufacture: Alain Ducasse

Laziz Hamani, Anne-Sophie Stefanini

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Discover the artistry that begins with a craftsman's hand—be it a roaster, chocolatier, ice-cream maker, or pastry chef. It's a delicate, beautiful gesture that embodies the philosophy of "À l’origine, le goût" or "Taste, from inception."

Since Chef Alain Ducasse's first Manufacture opened in 2013, he has breathed new life into artisanal techniques and exceptional craftsmanship dating back to the nineteenth century. His mission? To create the world's finest products. Embracing raw ingredients and artisanal creation, Chef Ducasse's Manufactures adhere to a simple principle: the pursuit of the highest quality and a distinctive taste.

Whether it's crafting chocolate, coffee, gelato, or biscuits, control and mastery are ever-present. The Manufactures prioritize quality over quantity, blending craftsmanship with carefully selected ingredients. Here, machinery and gesture come together to elevate tradition into a contemporary masterpiece.

This volume offers an exclusive look behind the scenes of each Parisian Manufacture—Le Chocolat, Le Café, La Glace, and Le Biscuit. Illustrated with exclusive imagery by Laziz Hamani, it immerses readers in the remarkable process of creating some of today's most coveted delicacies. Enriched by insights from each Manufacture's chef, The Art of Manufacture: Alain Ducasse is a testament to the unique beauty and refinement that French craftsmanship represents. Explore it today and savor the essence of culinary excellence.

Curious, eclectic, demanding, a dreamer and a self-taught man, Laziz Hamani is an exceptional photographer. Of Berber origin, he was born and lives in Paris. He is passionate about creating beautiful images, his life defined by a constant search for aesthetics and meaning. He has worked with many prestigious luxury brands, such as Dior, Cartier and Jaeger-LeCoultre, as well as with designer Axel Vervoordt, and he has collaborated with Assouline Publishing on more than twenty titles. From the finest details of high jewelry to the purity of minimalist design, Hamani aims to bring the viewer into dialogue with the image, to evoke power and beauty through his unique simplicity. He photographed the images for Uzbekistan: The Road to Samarkand and Uzbekistan: Living Treasures.

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01 / 10 / 2023

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