Monthly Archives: April 2010

The Upper Crust of Pie Appreciation

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The American Pie Council® (APC) is the only organization dedicated to preserving America’s pie heritage and promoting America’s love affair with pies. Designed to raise awareness, enjoyment and consumption of pies, the APC offers Amateur, Professional and Commercial Memberships that enable lovers of pie to sink their teeth into sweet annual events like the National Pie Championships®, the Great American… Read more »


Exotic little flower

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Recipe for approximately 54 pieces of Exotic little flower


Packology 2010

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PACKOLOGY will feature the industrial production of a system that in Italy puts a great accent on export; from its first edition, the show offers an appointment able to highlight technological and innovative excellence.


Putting the goods into baked goods

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Bakery products have been impacted by the drive to reduce salt and saturated fat content in food. It is not as simple as finding an alternative to replace the taste of salt or the flavour of the fat – these ingredients have functional properties that are fundamental to the structure and texture of the products.


Welcome to the dark side

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With the trend towards dark chocolate gaining momentum, cocoa bean prices are rising, as are calls for certification. Michelle Knott reports


Adding liquids to powder without lumps

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Mixing of powders in a batch mixer generally is not so straight forward as mixing gasses or liquids. Because of cohesive, free flowing and agglomeration characteristics of powders, mixing can be quite complex. Add to this the introduction of liquids into the mixture and all too often lumps are created causing unevenness in the mixture leading to the need for… Read more »