frank haasnoot of our neighbors in the netherlands has won the world chocolate masters.
can you find his showpiece?
hint: it's the crazy warrior dude.
past friday i was lucky enough to be a witness of the challenge,
of the work
and the showpieces.
the theme of this years mastership was
"cacao, the gift of quetzalcoatl”
the contestants must have sweated water and blood.
it was warm in there.
yet they seemed so calm.
they worked so professionally.
i was amazed.
there was a lot more to see though than just the mastership.
i tasted different chocolates,
awed a number of machines
and wowed the decor offered at this exposition.
i saw sugar works,
new molds and forms for cakes and pralines
and was introduced to new teaching facilities.
it was worth the trip.
just looking at the showpieces live
and being able to inspect them up close and from different angles
was such an enrichment.
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p.s. i saw so many "stars" of my métier.
got me all googly-eyed and giggling.