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A keen sense of smell

The smells of fresh bread often bring back as a source of pleasure. This odour seems to hold a special place among culinary smells. How do we interpret this?Bread is a highly symbolic food, linked to life and to religion. Bread is quintessential, essential and beneficial food. Its smell carries it all. It is unanimous because it only provides ...
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A (not so) brief history of Bread

At Bakers Maison, our knowledge of bread making with traditional techniques has been our business center point, with of course a strong focus on customer service. But we also love to explore our heritage and boy did we learn a thing or two about our beloved Breads!The great history of bread begins in prehistoric times, at the end of the Upper Paleo...
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Stale Attitude

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Winter is here! And with most of the population running out of ideas and items to use whilst cooking we’re putting your pantry to work with these recipes using bread!Repurpose a loaf or two of sandwich bread into a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner that is sure to satisfy. Here are our top 5 repurpose bread recipes:1. Grilled Cheese & T...
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Food Waste: We say STOP!

Bread, fruits, vegetables, meat ... Every day, consumable products are thrown in the garbage, a total average of 20 kilos per year. At a time when the government and actors in the food chain go to war against food waste, it is decided: we too, say stop!To waste less, why is it necessary?Waste presents environmental, ethical and economic issues that...
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5 hearty meals for winter

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Winter is so close you can feel it, literally. The days are getting shorter, the temperature is getting lower, the layers of clothes getting thicker, and the meals becoming heartier. Salads make way for soups, and a light lunch or dinner is a thing of the past. Aside from the standard casseroles and soups, we thought we would list five of our favou...
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What the truck! Where did all these Food Trucks come from?

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The food truck industry is growing from strength-to-strength, and we as consumers can’t get enough. But where did this trend suddenly spring from?In the USA, their history is quite extensive and can be traced back to the 19th century Chuckwagons of old. These cart and horse purveyors were responsible for ferrying basic foodstuffs to cattleman where...
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2017 food trend predictions

Food trends are always an exciting topic to discuss in our industry. What will reign supreme in 2017? Whilst there will never be a trend to serving good quality, delicious food – particular ingredients, dishes, techniques, styles, cuisines and methods will undoubtedly take center stage throughout the seasons.It hasn’t been easy keeping up with the ...
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When fresh met frozen

Whether you’re the person preparing the food or the person consuming it – or the person running the hospitality business that serves it – the shifting perceptions around fresh and frozen food are real. Perceptions are changing. And fast.The changing image of fresh food and frozen food in the world of baking is being facilitated by the evolution and...
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The history of the sandwich

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 Charting the rise of the sandwich, from invention to evolution, from where it’s been to where it’s going.The humble sandwich. The ‘sando’. Two slices with the hearty stuff in between.The sandwich is undoubtedly the most ingenious use of bread in the history of, well, bread. Savoury. Sweet. Toasted. Fresh. Baked. Open. Submarine. Single slice....
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Let us entertain you!

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With Spring already sprung and Summer hot on its heels, the weather is warming up and becoming more agreeable for entertaining. So. what’s a girl, or guy, to do?This month we are taking a look at some of the most popular breads and pastries to serve and supply for the entertaining season. And how can we start this blog without featuring our finest ...
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The dude food trend

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(http://www.quo.es/salud/calorias) There have always been trends in-and-around food; Fondou, crème brulee, brunch, sushi, kale, everything organic, Paleo, etc…And we are sure there will be many more to come. However, there is a trend that has piqued our interest, and that is the rise (and continuance) of the food trend known as ‘Dude Food’. As...
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The trends of 2018

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When people think of food trends, it’s understandable that first thoughts are usually about recipes.However, there are some trends coming in 2018 that are more focused on techniques, processes, ingredients and venues as well as mind-set based developments in production.Full Product Transparency.Consumers are set to expect complete and total transpa...
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Top 5 brunch recipes

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It stands as a testament to humanity’s pursuit of finding more opportunities to eat that we came up with a new terminology and time slot to eat, like Brunch.So, where did the term Brunch come from?When you ask those in the food industry there is a lot of confusion surrounding its origins. Some say it originated in England, while others say New York...
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The history of sourdough

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When it comes to bread, regardless of its final form, we all subliminally know it has been around for quite some time. However, some types of breads have a very interesting history and evolution, like sourdough.The first recorded civilization to have used sourdough was the ancient Egyptians around 1500BC. Like many inventions, it was believed that ...
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Bakers Maison launches Coeliac Certified Range to meet growing market demand

According to Coeliac Australia, approximately one in 70 Australians are affected by coeliac disease , a significant medical condition that can cause serious problems if it not diagnosed and treated. Coeliac disease is now four times more common in Australia than it was five decades ago. Recent research has also found that around 2.4 million Austral...
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Technology upgrades for the baking industry

Like every other manufacturing sector, baking continually faces challenges and competition to stay relevant and become more efficient. Aside from business and community pressures, there are also environmental pressures as well.Once an industry that focused on the manual ‘hands-on’ approach, where the only way to increase production was to get up ea...
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Around the world in 80 sandwiches

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At Bakers Maison we take our sandwiches pretty seriously. Sandwiches are our metaphorical bread and butter, after all. So when we compile a list of sandwiches from all over the world, we do so comprehensively. While many lists across the internet tick the boxes, they often focus on the ‘wiches we know and love while forgetting their lesser-known co...
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Ready, set, bake this festive season

The festive season brings out the baker in all of us. It’s the family get-togethers, the warm nostalgia of an annual reunion of far-flung family members, the sharing, the air of positivity, the reflection on the year that was and the promise of the year that will be.With the festive season comes an influx of mouths to feed. With that in mind, here ...
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One grain to rule them all?

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When it comes to bread, do you know how many variations there are? There’s a lot. Sure, it’s not a definitive number, but when you consider there are well over 300 variations in Germany alone, of which some even have regional variations , you can kind of get the picture.But one of the most confusing questions anyone has asked in regard to bread is:...
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The importance of special dietary menus

A lot of thought and planning goes in to a menu. From creating and implementing certain dishes that capitalise on seasons and seasonal ingredients, to special events or an establishment’s theme (Greek, Italian, etc…). Menus will always need to go through some form of change to remain fresh, exciting and relevant. One way in which menus are changing...
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