Pastry Blog & News
The next issue of So Good.. magazine is now in the closing stages regarding its contents. At this point, we would like to introduce you one of its main characters, especially identified with chocolate and Mexico. Juan Pablo Cortés stands out thanks to his fine work in the world of cold pastry, chocolate and, above all, the creation of artistic pieces with a great architectural, conceptual background.
Cacao Barry and The Chocolate Academy of Chicago are making the final preparations for the third edition of L’Art du Chocolatier, this May 17th and 18th. Five finalists, previously selected and coming from all over the US, are to make a showpiece, a sugar confection, a chocolate tablet and a dessert in a glass concept during the two days of the competition.
Reaching an agreement is not always that difficult. Top-level pastry chefs from France and Belgium have managed to bind the vindication of macaroon to a great combined initiative, whose charity performance, through the present hard times, turns it into a real lesson for all the society.
This year, the International Day of Macaroon will be a good excuse to launch a proper act of solidarity.
The first edition of the Art & Pastry Festival in Lugano (Switzerland) is putting the final touches to the organization of an extensive program of lectures, courses, round-table conferences, workshops and contests with which it intends to attract an estimated public of 2,000 to 2,500 people as we have been informed. It will take place on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd March, and will consist of more than 30 activities.
Quentin Bailly, Mathieu Blandin and Joffrey Lafontaine obtained the gold medal for France at the last edition of the World Pastry Cup, held on 27th and 28th January in Lyon, at Sirha’s Paul Bocuse Hall. The great favorite team proved again why they are one of the strongest and most competitive countries in this competition. Alongside the French, the Italian and Japanese teams also mounted the podium.
Winner of the sugar showpiece competition on the very first day Sigep was inaugurated, The Star of Sugar, Davide Malizia showed once again yesterday that he is at his best after leading the Italian team straight to victory during the Junior Pastry World Cup.
The necessary respect for tradition is not incompatible with the not less necessary evolution. Progress, advance, the exploration of new ways, a new step ahead – all this is part of human condition itself.
However, if you are not able to improve the original, or at least to offer a well-reasoned, clear version of it, you’d better not take the risk.
Next January 27th and 28th, during the SIRHA International Trade Fair (previously known as ‘Les Métier de Bouche’) in Lyon, the 13th edition of the World Pastry Championship will take place. Ever since it was first inaugurated in 1989, promoted by its current president Gabriel Paillasson, this event has done nothing but gain prestige and a spectacular nature.
To be held next 26th to 30th January in Lyon, Sirha has announced, within a tight program of activities, conferences and contests, the development of Caketoy’Z, an exhibition devoted to design under the signature of major figures in this discipline and from the sweet and savory culinary world. The repertoire of creations will consist of some creature-looking individual desserts which will prove the enormous potential which the relations between design and gastronomy in general and pastry in particular have.
The unique chocolatier Patrick Roger has just opened his umpteenth store, which has little and a lot to do with the previous ones. On number three place de la Madeleine, in the very heart of Paris, his establishment is, above all, a personal exercise of art and passion in the finest style, so typical of this MOF chocolatier.