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History of Baking and Pastry Cooking

HISTORY OF BAKING

On today’s market there is a never ending variety of the most delicious sweets and pastries to please both the palate and the eyes.

We have become so used to this diverse range of bread, mouth watering pastries and cakes that seldom we ask just how they come into existence.

I guess my initial interest in the origin of the baking industry was not aroused by accident; rather I suspect it was kindled by a chain of events occurring earlier in my life…

My Grandfather owned a small hotel and bakery in Switzerland and when he retired my father who was an excellent pastry cook continued the business. As a small child I spent many hours watching my dad at work and later followed in his footsteps almost as a matter of course.

Then again, I have a suspicion that it may have been “fate-by-design” that made me take up pastry-cooking. The question still remains, was my career pre-determined by the fact that my grandfather had thousands of letterheads printed for his bakery which included his name?

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