this autumn, we had the pleasure of welcoming somnath, the manager of "shuktara cakes" to paris, for an intensive pastry training course.

in 2013, the NOURRIR AIMER DONNER Foundation set up the "shuktara cakes" pastry shop in kolkata in order to train and create jobs for young deaf-mute and disabled people from the shuktara home there.

somnath spent three weeks at our side, as well as at the beautiful Rouget bakery in the city of beaumont-sur-oise where, thanks to sylvie, christophe and david, he learned new recipes and techniques.

breton shortbread, meringues, almond tuiles and gingerbread no longer hold any secrets for him, and will soon expand the range of pastries offered by kolkata shuktara cakes.

his first trip away from his country also allowed him to discover paris, to meet the whole team, and also to make a trip to the island of belle ile en mer, where he visited the makers of the Breton buckwheat gallettes sold at cojean.

back in india, somnath now has the huge task of passing on all the recipes and techniques he learned in paris to his team, so that shuktara cakes continues to be the hottest address in kolkata!