Pastry Blog & News
The French pastry chefs’ talent has no limits. Pierre Hermé, Christophe Michalak, Arnaud Larher, Jean-Paul Hevin, Pierre Marcolini, Pascal Caffet, la Maison du Chocolat, Stéphane Glacier, Patrice Chapon, Patrick Roger, Emmanuel Ryon… They all have worked hard to design a new line of chocolate eggs and figures for Easter.
The latest edition of the US Pastry Competition has showed that pastry is a long-distance race in which one can never renounce a dream to come true. In proof of this, you can ask Anthony Smith, who had already tried to win this prestigious competition on several occasions before, being the first one 8 years ago. His perseverance and effort have led him to win the Gold Medal and have turned him into the new Pastry Chef of the Year 2012.
It has become a real classic. Every year, the Spanish master chocolatier Oriol Balaguer finds the way to amaze everyone with his Easter egg collection, which he has reinvented once again for the occasion. Inspired by contemporary art, Balaguer reflects disciplines like surrealism, psychedelia and 3D-design in his work, creating highly beautiful pieces.
L’Art du Chocolatier Challenge 2012 is a new annual competition promoted by Cacao Barry and the Chocolate Academy in Chicago with director Jerome Landrieu as its head. The aim is to appoint the best chocolatier of the year and encourage creativity and artistic design in patisserie and chocolate.
The U.S. Pastry Competition will begin this Sunday 4 an exciting new edition, the 23rd. This time, the organizer of the event, Paris Gourmet, has chosen the theme of the contest The Four Elements of Nature, water, air, earth and fire.
Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States of America and founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation, will play a distinguished part in the next edition of the NRA Show in Chicago next May 6th. Clinton will address the attendees and will share his experiences as former US president and current leading member of the foundation named after himself.
The third edition of the ambitious Mondial des Arts Sucrés, organized by the firm DGF during the trade fair Europain (Paris, from 3rd to 6th March), has already outlined all the details with an eye on a spectacular final with no less than 16 teams from all over the planet, six more teams than in the latest edition. The main particularity of this year’s edition is that the teams are made up of mixed pairs, that is, a man and a woman.
Grupo Vilbo launches the second edition, completely updated, of the successful book “The secrets of ice cream. Ice cream without secrets” in Spanish and English. The classification of ice cream in families, the calculation of the AFP (Anti-freezing Power), the serving temperature, the specific balance for each ice cream, the cold maceration, the crushing of various ingredients with sucrose… these are techniques and concepts which are nowadays common in the artisanal ice cream industry and which are fluently dealt with in the trade.
Singapore has one of the most relevant events devoted to the food industry at an international level – the Food Hotel Asia trade fair (FHA 2012) which, from 17th to 20th April, will show a great offer from the food, restaurant and pastry industries. The figures speak for themselves.