From the Top of the Tree

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Writer’s block: defined by Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary as “a psychological inhibition preventing a writer from proceeding with a piece.” You should know this article is being written as I experience this harrowing complex, and I can’t promise the results will be good. This is our magazine’s 15th issue and on such a milestone you would think… Read more »

Tree Talk: Ron Paprocki Named First International Pastry Competition Winner

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The pastry chefs of New York City continue to thrive and make headlines, and such was case the moment Ron Paprocki of Gordon Ramsay at the London, NY, was named the 2010 International Pastry Competition winner. Presenting the final round elements that included a chocolate showpiece, bonbons and an entremet, Chef Paprocki found himself… Read more »

From the Top of the Tree

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This past September was a typical “on the road” month for me. I had the opportunity to revisit two of the most unique and interesting cities in the country: New York City and Las Vegas. In New York, I attended the first International Pastry Competition, which was presented by PreGel. Our team worked diligently… Read more »