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Keep Oneself Updated in the Pastry World

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Hi Chefs,

 

How are you?  I am just wondering how you guys keep updated (what's new, what's popular, etc) in the Pastry World?  Do you guys visit some interesting websites? Do you go to any fair?  Sometimes, I feel I am a little outdated... :(

 

Hope to hear from you guys soon.

 

Take care!

 

Cheers, 

jp

post #2 of 6

A great way to spot what's hot and what's not is by paying close attention to the new products/tutorials offered up by some of the pastry/wedding/bakery supply web sites.

Wanting to be the place you purchase any tools and literature specific to a new trend it only makes sense to make a huge fuss and hire some big names to write and demo tutorials.

Same with outgoing techniques and whatnot.

Keep an eye on the clearance area for ideas and products on the way out.

 

mimi

post #3 of 6
I find So Good magazine to be the best pastry magazine available. If you have a good relationship with your vendors there are often free classes offered - Valrhona, Cacoa Barry, etc. You can also follow some great chefs on social media, like Michael Laiskonis or Johnny Iuzzini.
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Thread Starter 

flipflopgirl & jelly - Thanks for your replies. I live in a small town in the countryside and sometimes I feel as though I am out of touch with the Pastry World.  Thanks for the info and suggestions.

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:)

post #6 of 6

So Good is the best, Dessert Professional is another good "industry rag" that also has a website (last I checked). Pastry & Baking NA is another rag that is also free if you can find it, but I'm sure you could get it sent to you.

 

Amoretti & Qzina (Chef Warehouse) are some other names you can follow that have fairly active web presences and do tons of demos, etc.

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