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Earlier this month, more than 20 contestants battled to prove themselves worthy of a spot in the finals at the Live Heats of the Richemont Masterbaker Pastry & Baking Championships 2019. With triple the number of applicants who entered last year’s competition, this regional contest has quickly become an important

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Founder and executive pastry chef consultant of RH Consultancy, Ryan Harris lends insight on how to get the most from working with a pastry consultant, consumer demands and patisserie trends of today, and the return of classics that evoke the feeling of nostalgia in the pastry kitchen. Chef Ryan’s culinary journey

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In our industry, customers are getting used to seeing molecular recipes, gels, foams, pralines and chocolate bars on their menus. Before the meal even begins, more customers are asking for their bread basket to contain spelt, sourdough, rye and ‘free-from’ breads. Even the bread basket needs to show innovation now… The

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World-famous pastry chef and chocolatier, Pierre Marcolini recently made his Dubai debut with La Maison Pierre Marcolini in Dubai Mall. Talking all things chocolate, we spoke to the man himself to learn of this season’s hottest chocolate flavours, the demand for sugar-free products and what’s on offer in his new

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Famed Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio has revealed the 2020 launch of La Mar at the new Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences, Dubai. La Mar joins a star-studded culinary line-up set for the soon-to-open property, including Spanish tapas restaurant Jaleo by chef José Andrés and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. Offering diners the

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Executive chef of Rüya Dubai, Colin Clague has partnered with Coco Bodu Hithi on a special chef residency to bring Turkish cuisine to Maldivian shores. He will be creating two dinners for guests at the overwater seafood restaurant, Aqua, on August 11 and 15, as well as a special culinary

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With three Michelin stars under his belt, over 30 years’ experience, and nine restaurants worldwide including Dubai-based Social by Heinz Beck at Waldorf Astoria The Palm Jumeirah, Heinz Beck is an extremely highly respected chef in the culinary world. In Dubai recently to oversee menu updates at the Palm Jumeirah-based restaurant,

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Marco Pierre White’s Abu Dhabi-based steakhouse has now reopened at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, having undergone interior refurbishment earlier this year. Set apart with its dramatic interior design, including a back lit ‘flame’ wall, guests can expect to experience an eclectic combination of innovative grill cuisine and classic English fare from

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