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Taiwanese bakers win international competition in France

Taiwanese bakers win international competition in France

Paris, Sept. 27 (CNA) A pair of bakers from Taiwan won the biennial World of Bread competition in the French city of Saint-Etienne on Sunday and also took first prize in the artistic piece category. Baker Chen Yung-hsin (???) and his assistant Guo Jia-wen (???) were awarded the Ambassadors' Trophy, emerging as the overall winners in a competition that required the contestants to bake 12 types of bread in several categories, including an artistic bread contest. Chen and Guo completed the tasks within eight hours, according to Chang Ming-hsu (???), a professor at National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism, who led the Taiwan team to the biennial contest. In the artistic piece category, the Taiwanese bakers created a loaf in the shape of a bull, with horns that weighed 1,000 grams, Chang said. They were awarded first prize for that entry, he said, adding that Chen had practiced about 50 times before the competition to affix the bull's horns and make them look natural. France won the overall second prize, followed by Belgium, Italy, Japan and Australia. The organizers of the World of Bread competition will hold a special contest next year in Taiwan for the top six countries in this year's competition, according to Chang. (By Emmanuelle Tzeng and Y.F. Low)


Updated : 2021-09-25 00:32 GMT+08:00