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As you know, I give syrup workshops via Airbnb called “From Flowers to Syrup” once in a while. This time the European Flavor Association, short EFFA, has asked me to have an atelier at the Grasse Flavour Day 2018 in the South of France.

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Because live cooking was not possible, I prepared 5 of my favorite syrups (cardamom, chili, orange blossom, smoked pepper and hibiscus) and the attendees of the conference could mix & match their own combination in a little empty bottle.


But before mixing your own bottle, you could try out the flavors on a wooden spoon. Of course, everyone wanted to create the nicest combination, which is always a pleasure to watch.


Additionally, next to my atelier was a great cocktail stand, where my syrups were used to spice up the cocktails. For instance: Gin Tonic with a touch of smoked pepper…. hmmm!


About 80 people from the entire flavor industry attended the conference. All of them could get a nice gift bag from In-Imitable with their own syrup mixture, a hand-written label saying which ingredients they used, and a leaflet mentioning ways how to use syrup.

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Use it on your steak (instead of a cranberry sauce), or for your coffee (you probably heard about the new trend of lavender latte, that’s simply done with syrup), or on your ice-cream, fruit salad, cereals in the morning, smoothie, but also very nice in your salad dressing to give extra flavor! Just be creative!

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In short, I had a great time, learned a lot, spread the love, and made people happy – what else do you want?!? Thanks to EFFA for the opportunity, and to IFF for sponsoring this!

Enjoy the rest of the week. Lots of love. Yours, Fran