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Richard Bertinet is a French chef and baker and the author of Pastry, Cook, Crust, and Dough, which was named Best Cookbook of the Year by IACP and Best Baking and Desserts Book by the James Beard Foundation. A native of Brittany in northwest France, Bertinet began his training as a baker at the age of 14. He later moved to London to open The Bertinet Kitchen, chosen as one of the top 10 cooking schools in the world by Gourmet magazine.