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    turning out moosses and gels may rarely make pastry properly so called

    Hi,

    I would like to know what "and, turning out mousses and gels and meringues, may rarely make pastry properly so called" means here:

    But there is perhaps a deeper hidden pressure. Among those who bake, three separate activities are gathered under one head. To use the French designations, which are as unsettled as their English counterparts, a boulanger bakes breads; a pātissier is typically a guy with a storefront; and a chef pātissier, a pastry chef, produces desserts in a restaurant kitchen, and, turning out mousses and gels and meringues, may rarely make pastry properly so called. (A fourth kind of sweetmaker is the confiseur, who makes candies.)

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    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/11/03/bakeoff#

    Is it something like: making mosses and gels and meringues cannot really be called pastry. There's more to that than a mere filling?

    Thank you.

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    Re: turning out moosses and gels may rarely make pastry properly so called

    I think that is the idea. I wouldn't use "so" there. I would say "properly called."

    Saying something is "so called" calls into question its authenticity. Which is the opposite of what is meant.

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    Re: turning out moosses and gels may rarely make pastry properly so called

    Cynthia, please note that you have spelt 'mousses' correctly in your quotation, but you got it wrong twice elsewhere.

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