Pastry Blog & News
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.
Enric Rovira has long created new products in collaboration with experts and artists from other areas outside the chocolate and patisserie industry. And the results couldn’t have been better, with the launch of assortments that have started trends.
The added value that packaging has in the chocolate industry is nowadays an evident fact to be taken into account, since packaging has turned out to be an excellent communication tool through which the image and value of a brand can be transmitted. For that reason, the research done by the managers of the Salon du Chocolat in Paris is highly interesting. In it, six successful trends are proposed which can assist a chocolatier to choose the perfect packaging for their products.
We can find various similarities, which are neither accidental nor coincidental, in the work, career and ideas of those who appear in the pages of so good.. magazine. We’re referring to work and personal effort, but especially to the ongoing struggle to go further and define an unmistakable style, a brand all quickly recognize and attributed to its author.
Sébastien Bouillet, Franck Fresson, Pascal Lac and Vincent Guerlais are not just four of the best professional patissiers in France. They have joined together in order to honor the macaroon in a different, unique and participative way – each of them announced a competition, in their respective towns (Lyon, Metz, Nice and Nantes), to find the best amateur macaroon.