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European film actors make jam for charity with help of chocolatier Pierre Marcolini

By Anthony Myers contact

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Star jams made by Pierre Marcolini for charity, along with actor Stéphane De Groodt. Pic: Pierre Marcolini
Star jams made by Pierre Marcolini for charity, along with actor Stéphane De Groodt. Pic: Pierre Marcolini

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Belgian chocolatier Pierre Marcolini, creative director of Maison Pierre Marcolini, has teamed up with fellow countryman and actor Stéphane De Groodt to produce a range of 11 jams for the Rêve de Cinéma charity, which acts on behalf of sick and disabled children confined to hospital.

The recipes are inspired by De Groodt’s film friends, who have produced their own recipes for the project he has named ‘ConfiNure’, merging the ‘confinement’ charity element with the French for jam ‘confiture’

Pierre Marcolini, who is celebrated for his artisanal expertise, has brought the fruity confitures to life in his Brussels workshop. The jams are made using local organic ingredients and all proceeds will be donated to the Rêve de Cinéma charity.

Whilst most of us are enjoying the freedom of life after lockdown, some sick or disabled children must continue their confinement without the hope of returning to normal life. Stuck in their hospital room year-round, they can smile thanks to their family and friends as well as the medical staff and carers who wait beside their bed. These are the children I think about as I launch this range of ‘ConfiNure’ jams. This project is for them and in aid of the Rêve de Cinéma charity​,” said de Groodt.

11 cinema celebrities for 11 charity jams:

Stéphane De Groodt - Cherry ConfiNure

Carole Bouquet - Passionfruit ConfiNure

Claude Lelouch - Greengage ConfiNure

Isabelle Carré - Quince ConfiNure

François-Xavier Demaison - Peach ConfiNure

Elsa Zylberstein - Raspberry ConfiNure

Dany Boon - Rhubarb ConfiNure

Michèle Laroque - Strawberry ConfiNure

Virginie Efira - Fig ConfiNure

André Dussolier - Apricot ConfiNure

Diane Kruger - Mango ConfiNure

  • The jams are on sale exclusively at marcolini.com​. Weight: 220g/ Price: £9.50/€10.49

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