About 2 weeks ago, Nutriplus launched a new book; Think Out of the Shell. The book’s main focus is on eggs and cakes / pastry made with eggs. If u see my blog entry last week, they had a demonstration on several recipes from the book itself, by the chef him/herself. I had a session making Portuguese Egg Tarts and Coconut Cream Caramel. Well I must say it’s a little different doing a demo and conducting a class, cause in a demo, you talk forever, but in a class, you can stop and students bombard you with questions; which then makes it a little more interactive. But either way it was cool.
I had my first mini tiny debut in books. The book features 10 chefs from different backgrounds (and different age haha). So basically, it’s like buy 1 free 9 ? I’m just joking. The 9 other chefs are Cheng Yi; or rather known as Fat Boy Bakes, Collin Lim; senior chef consultant at The Cooking House, Gina Tan; THE Magimix woman, Mr Lee; KDU’s Senior Chef Instructor, Leslie Teong; award wining pastry chef, Mei Kei; Managing Editor of myNourishment magazine, Natalie Arbefeuille; chef and cookbook author from France, Ryan Khang; editor-in-chief of myNourishment, William Chan; Pastry chef from Renaissance Hotel and oh, me!
So in a nutshell, you get Asian type of pastries, all the way to Austrian patisserie. Coolness ? you bet. I will just name a few recipes from the book; Chocolate Mousse Hazelnut Crumble Praline Ice Cream, Cream Papaya and lime mousse Cake, Ricotta Cannoli, Caramelized Lemon Tart with Almond Crust, Peanut Butter Banana Cake, Pistachio Creme Brulee and so so much more!
During the launching of the new book, Chef Leslie Teong showcased his magic in pulled sugar. Oh but first, let me tell you about the huge EGG u see in the picture. At first, I thought it was just an egg made from, probably pastillage for display, but little did I know, the book was hidden in the egg and it’s suppose to only debut once the “big shots” from Jusco and Nutriplus crack it. Cute ain’t it.
Well u know during opening ceremonies, people cut ribbons. But now we crack eggs!!
Oh hi! this was the only shot my friend could took. If you see this similar picture, of course a fuller pic in the papers or somewhere else, please let me know!!
Actually all 10 of us are in the picture but you have to see the book to know who’s who!!
And I’m always envious when something is launched and the people involved would sign on a BIG board. Like, wah so glamour. I finally had my chance to sign!!
Now, here’s the deal. I’m giving away ONE copy of the book “Think Out of the Shell” to my readers from my blog. To enter the giveaway all you have to do is
– Leave a comment and tell me “What is your favourite dessert / cake? and why?”
– Also, leave your name, valid email and blog address! (If you don’t have a blog it’s okay)
– One entry per comment per person.
– One entry per tweet. Means you can leave a comment here and tweet about this giveaway, and you get 2 entries. – Don’t forget to tag @sweesan and #Nutriplus so I can keep track of it
– It is open until 11.59pm Sunday 11th April 2010 (Malaysian time). Winner’s name will be drawn and announced on Monday 12th April 2010.
– No geographical restrictions. Open to everyone from everywhere.
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