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Kalk Bay: Pigs Ear and the Baked Croissant

Anyone traveling in South Africa should not miss taking a tour along False Bay. Kalk Bay can be found between Muizenberg and Simon’s Town, and here, if the travel guide’s advice is followed is the Olympia Café directly alongside the coastal road. The book’s authors recommend a chocolate croissant, but we were excited by other things such as the Pig’s Ear (palmier) and Baked Croissant.

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Cape Town: Woodstock’s artisan breads

Live music, a relaxed atmosphere, something creative from next door and a food market with a cross-section of cakes from half the world’s kitchens – from 09:00 on Saturday mornings, the Old Biscuit Mill in Cape Town’s Woodstock district turns into a lively Neighbourgoods Market. Read more

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The Bread Festival in Vienna

The Bread Festival organized by Barbara van Melle took place last Saturday (March 10) in the Hübner Kursalon in the center of Vienna. More than a dozen bakeries from all over the country showed the pampered Viennese public how much variety and quality can lie hidden in bread, croissants and rolls.

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Sprüngli: A tradition since 1836

David Sprüngli opened the Confiserie Sprüngli & Fils on Marktgasse in Zürich in 1836. In 1859, David Sprüngli and his son Rudolf secured a property on Paradeplatz in Zürich, although it was still little frequented, because they hoped the railway station would be built there. This was not to be, however, which gave the Sprüngli family sleepless nights, but vigorous building activity soon started around Paradeplatz. Bahnhofstrasse, which ran alongside, developed into one of the world’s most prestigious shopping streets. Today the Confiserie Sprüngli, with its sales business, associated restaurant, café and bar, occupies a prominent position in this area.

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With color, please: the art of baking in Indonesia

A report by Hans-Herbert Dörfner, an expert with the Senior Experts Service (SES) in the Foundation of German Industry for International Cooperation, Bonn, who was seconded by the SES to a vocational college in Cibadak/Sukabumi on the Island of Java (Indonesia) to train indigenous specialist teachers there in the manufacture of European breads and baked products.
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Bread at Whole Foods in New York

New York City, 10 Columbus Circle: this is the location of one of the 430* branches of Whole Foods Market, an organic supermarket chain for which, according to the Handelsblatt trade journal, Amazon forked out around USD 13.7bn in June 2017. The concept is aimed at eco-conscious residents in big cities, and scores points for a quite unbelievably opulent assortment of organic foods at equally opulent prices, typical for New York.

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Queen of Tarts: sweet temptation in Dublin

Although at first glance Dublin is not really noted for the diversity of its baked products, an immense number of creative concepts are currently scoring points in the Irish capital. With its small pastry shops, bakeries and cafés, Dublin is in no sense trailing behind the trendy metropolises. Perhaps that’s also just due to movers and shakers like the two sisters Regina and Yvonne Fallon from the “Queen of Tarts” pastry shop, who returned to Ireland after learning their craft in New York in the nineteen-nineties. Read more