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The Hype about Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is used extensively in tropical countries especially India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Philippines etc., which have a good production of coconut oil. At one time, the oil was also popular in western countries like the United States and Canada, but there was a strong propaganda campaign in the 1970s spread by the corn oil and soy oil industry against coconut oil. Coconut oil was considered harmful for the human body due to its high saturated fat content until the last decade (2000s) when people began to question the claims of the propaganda. Next, let’s look into some more details of how coconut oil works in our body.

The Ice Cream Challenge 2015

The Classy Critic Ice Cream Challenge Sunday, August 9th to Saturday, August 15th
Experience 7 local ice cream shops around Metro Atlanta in 1 week!

6:00pm every weekday Monday - Friday and 2:00pm on Saturday & Sunday

It’s burning up in HOTlanta this year! Being out in the sun makes us crave one thing…. ICE CREAM! There are several local ice cream shops that are unique to Atlanta, and no, I’m not talking about Cold Stone and Baskin Robbins. Locally made products and unique flavors made us pick these ice cream shops around Atlanta. Now here’s the challenge… can you handle them all in 1 week?!?

For The Classy Critic Ice Cream Challenge, we will be visiting 7 local ice cream shops, 1 location each day of the week, and learn about their scientific creative processes. Get your taste buds ready because we'll be tasting the best of what each ice cream shop has to offer! Each participant will get to critique and vote on their favorite ice cream. Then we’ll present the award for “The Classy Critic’s Best Ice Cream 2015”!

The Science of Chocolate

What is Chocolate?

Chocolate is a solid mixture. In its basic form it is composed of cacao powder, cocoa butter, and some type of sweetener such as sugar; however, modern chocolate includes milk solids, any added flavors, modifiers, and preservatives.

Cacao is the plant matter which lends the unique tast and bitterness to chocolate. The chocolate mixture is made of aggregations of micro particles of cacao and sugar, and globules of cocoa butter fat milk solids.

The word "chocolate" comes from the Nahuatl word Xocolatl for "bitter water", referring to its original incarnation as a hot, spiced beverage in the Mayan and Aztec traditions.

Pastry Live 2015: PL 5 Is Going to Be LIVE!

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PASTRY ATLANTA 2015

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23RD FROM 2PM TO 4PM

200 PEACHTREE ST ATLANTA GA (ACROSS FROM THE RITZ-CAROLTON IN DOWNTOWN ATLANTA)

August 1, 2015

Atlanta, GA- Pastry LIVE 5 is back! Don't miss out on this SWEET event!  Experience pastries and sweet treats from the best Pastry Chefs around Atlanta and the country. This is a competition and we want you to get involved by voting for the best of the best!

Pastry Atlanta