According to Wiki, white bread was the preferred bread of the rich while the poor ate dark (whole grain) bread. However, in most western societies, the connotations reversed in the late 20th century, with whole grain bread becoming preferred as having superior nutritional value while white bread became associated with lower-class ignorance of nutrition.
Pinoys and Bread
Filipino household always have bread on the table. Our vibrant food culture was hugely influenced by the colonial powers that once gained power in the Philippines. One popular must-have in every local Filipino table is the bread.
Pop a slice in the toaster, or just grab a slice straight from the pack. Pour a cup and plunge a chunk before swallowing it whole, followed by a gulp of steaming hot brew, perfect way to start your day!
Apart from starting your day right, breads interlinks with our socio-cultural practices. It is written and entwined along down the story of our history, traditions and stories preserved and passed on generation by generation.
Academy of Pastry & Bakery Arts Philippines 2nd Year Anniversary
Last August 4, 2017, Academy of Pastry & Bakery Arts Philippines invited bloggers to celebrate their 2nd year anniversary and to witness this batch’s graduation rite. The event was lively with its open bar of bottomless wine, beer,customizable savoury pasta dishes, baked pastry goods and lavish dessert buffet.
Academy of Pastry and Bakery Arts Philippines is the most professional Pastry and Bakery School in the Philippines with local chef instructors supported by visiting Guest Chefs from Academy of Pastry and Bakery Arts in Malaysia as well as World-Class Pastry Chefs, Bakers and Artists who visit to conducting Master Classes, Demonstrations, Hands-on Workshops and Food Presentations.
One of their classes are Bread Making Arts by Chef Baptiste Jolivet
Academy of Pastry and Bakery Arts Philippines is a premier educational institution, where students train under the mentorship of world-renowned master chefs. It was established by France’s legendary Pastry Master Chef Jean-Francois Arnaud, who is a recipient of the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF) 2000, a title tantamount to the rank of the best craftsman of France. Chef Arnaud and Executive Pastry Chef Niklesh Sharma, one of the founders of Academy of Pastry and Bakery Arts Philippines, and Executive Chef Christian Heidenreich, Director of Operations of the Academy all graced the event.
One of the things I learned about this educational institution, aside from massive baking production, amazing skills and masterful techniques, is that they have the biggest visiting guest chef’s team in Asia, Middle East and Far East including MOF’s, World Pastry Champions, Master Chocolatier, Master Bakers and Master Pastry Chefs!
Did you know? Chocolate was once called the Devil’s Food in the 1600’s because of its luxurious taste.
Aside from perfect pair of bread and pasta, the event also serve bazillion servings of homemade pralines and pate fruits! One of their offerings are Chocolate, Praline and Candy Making Master Classes with Chef Professors like MOF Chocolatier Frederic Hawecker while during the event, Pastry Chef Tan Wei Loon and Chef Janelle Toh demonstrated some Sugar Art techniques in Advanced Level.
Did you know? Praline is a classic candy often made with pecans and brown sugar. It can also be made with nuts with added flavors like hazelnut, chocolate and coffee.
The Academy of Pastry & Bakery Arts Philippines is a premier institute, offering unique opportunity to learn the Art of Pastry & Bakery, with an International Campus, it has more then 15 Kitchens, Demonstration Kitchen, Lecture rooms, Library and students Lounge. Committed to groom the best, “ready to perform” professionals, entering the industry and related fields, Academy of Pastry & Bakery Arts Philippines offers rare opportunity to learn the art of pastry in an intimate setting, being personally mentored by masters in their field. Your skills will be finely honed through hands-on practice and repeated exposure to the best pastry techniques, tools and ingredients.
The Academy of Pastry & Bakery Arts Philippines is dedicated to the art of pastry and it’s goal is to be the finest pastry school in Asia, producing the best-prepared professionals entering the industry. Personal instructions and hands-on training from world class pastry chef instructors in a comfortable atmosphere. Personal attention to each student’s individual career goals, from the minute they come in contact with the school and maintaining a positive relationship with alumni throughout their careers. Ensuring students get individual attention from their chef instructors by keeping class sizes small.
Dedicating the best ingredients and equipment available for our students to learn with in kitchens designed specifically to teach the art, science, technique and method needed to excel in the pastry industry. Offering courteous student services and thoughtful guidance tailored to each student’s needs. Presenting opportunities to our students to become part of their professional community through visiting guest chefs, hands-on professional events and professional tours.
The Academy of Pastry & Bakery Arts Philippines promotes lifelong learning by providing continuing education courses for graduates, professionals and food enthusiasts.
More photos from the event here.
Academy of Pastry and Bakery Arts Philippines Programs:
– 6-9 Month Full Time Diploma Program in Pastry & Bakery
– 3 month Certificate in Pastry & Bakery
– Part Time Program over 12 Weekends in Pastry & Bakery
– Intensive 24 days Pastry and Bakery Program
– Master Classes for Pastry Chefs, Pastry Teachers and Pastry Graduate Students
They also offer free classes from time to time so make sure to like Academy of Pastry and Bakery Arts Philippines Official Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/pg/academyofpastryandbakeryartphilippines/
Academy of Pastry and Bakery Arts Philippines Metro House Building, 345 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, 4/F Makati Metro Manila. Three (3) other branches are located in Malaysia and India.