A short history of 'real' bread in Japan

Dec 4, 2015

A short history of 'real' bread in Japan

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For most of modern history, the Japanese failed to understand the point of the baguette — known locally as furansu pan (French bread) — and shunned the globally coveted Gallic specialty, thinking it was hard and tasteless. Carried by almost every bakery in Tokyo, ...

Rituel par Christophe Vasseur

| Oct 1, 2015

Rituel par Christophe Vasseur

The lowdown: Artisan baker Chrisophe Vasseur’s first French pastry cafe in Japan. Why we’re excited: Those buttery, crumbly croissants that virtually disintegrate as you start aiming for your mouth. Giant whirls filled with pistachio paste and chocolate chips, egg tartlets and pastries with fresh ...

Japanese wins international bakery contest in France

Mar 13, 2014

Japanese wins international bakery contest in France

Yuki Nagata has won first prize in the bread category in the Bakery Masters competition in a Paris suburb. Nagata, a 33-year-old baker from Kanagawa Prefecture, was one of three Japanese participants in the five-day international competition, called Les Masters de la Boulangerie in ...

Bakery Andersen may demolish building that survived A-bomb

Oct 6, 2013

Bakery Andersen may demolish building that survived A-bomb

The Andersen Group, a Hiroshima-based bakery, is thinking of fully renovating — with the option of demolishing — a historic building that survived the 1945 atomic bombing of the city, company officials said Sunday. Hiroshima City Hall is trying to preserve sites that survived ...