Pastry Blog & News
The school EspaiSucre (Barcelona, Spain) continues to work hard with the aim of giving restaurant desserts a prestigious role. For that reason, they did not hesitate to announce the third edition of the more and more consolidated international contest ‘The Best Dessert of Restaurant’, which will be held next October 17th and will bring eight professionals from five different countries face to face.
Paco Torreblanca’s pastry, thanks to this great master’s unmistakable style, has become an international, timeless reference. His masterpiece book is proof of that, originally published in 2003, and whose third edition we now present. Its international success and a constant request for it from different countries has led us to republish it once again.
The macaroon fever does not seem to stop growing in France, to such an extent that there is no patisserie worth its salt without a selected collection of this sweet displayed in its showcase. One the best ambassadors of macaroon in Lyon is Sébastien Bouillet, with whom we spoke in the second edition of So Good..
A new edition of the World Chocolate Masters, one of the most prestigious and spectacular competitions, will be held during the Professional Salon du Chocolate in Paris, from 19th to 21st October this year. On this occasion, a total number of 19 professionals will show their best by making an artistic piece, a cake, a dessert and assorted bonbons based on the theme ‘Cacao, a gift from Quetzalcoatl’.
The history of patisserie has run parallel to that of art. Popular poetry during the Middle Ages, La Salle’s, Jean de Meun’s, Chaucer’s and the Archpriest of Hita’s clearly referred to the art of pastry making. Many famous pastry chefs were frustrated artists. Gelée Le Lorrain Claude himself, who is credited with the invention of the puff pastry back in 1635, had wanted to be a painter, but his financial needs forced him to start as an apprentice in a workshop, luckily for the craft itself and humanity in general.
The Sigep expo, held every year in Rimini (Italy), has proved to be a great showcase for pastry chefs for long years, although it was a traditional meeting point for the gelato industry. This is finally changing, and a major commitment to pâtisserie, as never seen before, is expected for the 2012 edition, counting on the attendance of first-class professionals and varied activities which we will closely follow.
The third edition of the international contest ‘The Best Dessert of Restaurant’ is underway. Its organizers, EspaiSucre school and Nespresso, have made the rules public and are now in the midst of the process of candidates’ registration, which will be extended until next July 31st.
So Good..magazine 6 – We keep touring the sweet gastronomic world onboard So Good.. magazine. A universe without geographical borders inhabited by professionals firmly resolved to raise the level of patisserie, both in restaurants or hotels and in traditional workshops. The aim is to recognize the professional profile of pastry chefs
Awarding the professional talent, dignifying the plated dessert within gastronomy and praising high quality chocolate – these are the pillars on which the C3 Competition (Consecration Cercle des Chefs) stands, created and organized by the chocolate firm Valrhona.