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Taiwan baker wins Artistic Bread Making category in Paris competition

2018/02/06 23:14:47

Paris, Feb. 6 (CNA) Taiwanese baker Wang Peng-chieh (王鵬傑) won first place in the Artistic Bread Making category at the international Masters de la Boulangerie competition in Paris on Tuesday.

This is the second time a competitor from Taiwan has won first prize at the prestigious event in eight years.

The 2018 Europain was held Feb. 3-6 in Paris-Nord Villepinte, France and included the Masters de la Boulangerie competition which brings together top bakers in the world.

Wu Pao-chun (吳寶春), the first Taiwanese to win the master baker title in 2010, accompanied his students Wang, Chen Yu-chih (陳有鋕) and Hsieh Chung-yu (謝忠祐), who entered the artistic bread making, gourmet baking and nutritional bread making categories, respectively.

Six competitors competed in each category, the three winners receiving the baking world's ultimate accolade.

"The Masters de la Boulangerie brings together the best 18 bakers in the World in an innovative competition which 6 candidates per speciality will face in order to win the prestigious title of 'World Master Baker,'" according to the event's website.

Taiwan's national anthem was played when Wang won first place in the Artistic Bread Making category.

(By Tzeng Yi-shiuan and William Yen)