Who is the French Connection?
Founded in 2009 in Ashland, Oregon, The French
Connection has been striving to develop and produce the
finest natural, delicious French inspired desserts. The
first product developed by The French Connection were
madeleines, a traditional French tea cake. It proved too
difficult to distribute the madeleines and maintain
freshness, so other products were developed.
Lori went back to the kitchen and developed the recipe for
Lori's Meringues. Seeking to create a blend of traditional
French meringue and a meringue that would hold up over
time and under refrigeration, Lori struck that perfect
balance. Lori's Meringue Mushrooms and Acorns were
introduced to rave reviews at the 2010 NASFT Fancy Food
show in New York City.
Lori's latest creation is her salt caramel syrup. It is unique
to conventional salt caramels in that, despite being
completely fat free, it retains a smooth, rich, buttery taste.
The sweetness of the cane sugar is brought out by the
Celtic Sea salt, all flavored with a hint of maple.
Chef Lori Forrest has been in the gourmet food
industry for nearly 40 years. She had successfully
launched and run several restaurants before focusing
on baking for The French Connection. Studying in
kitchens across the country, with stops in Paris, Lori's
creations bring to The French Connection a
remarkable blend of flavor, flair and natural
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The French Connection
continues to grow and evolve.
Attending trade shows nationally
and food shows in the local
region, The French Connection
has continued to expand
awareness of Chef Lori's new
and exciting products. Lori
continues her approach of hand
crafted, natural products that are
designed to bring amazing
flavors and food experiences to
people all across the country.
Joining Lori in managing The
French Connection is business
partner Jacob Tabb, handling
marketing and business