Annual Maple Sweets Recipe Contest in Japan
The awards ceremony for the second annual Maple Sweets recipe contest in Japan was held at the Canadian embassy in Tokyo. This year’s contest, in bakery and confectionery divisions, drew 117 entries. First prize of 300,000 yen (C $2,500) and a trophy went to Tomoko Nose of The Manhattan Makuhari for her confection, "And Maple." The contest aims to promote use of maple syrup and maple sugar by professional chefs in Japan. It was conducted by Queen Bee Garden of Tokyo (honey and maple product dealer) with co-sponsorship by the Canadian embassy and the Quebec Maple Syrup Product Association (Fédération des producteurs acéricoles du Québec) and support from the Federation of Japan Confectionery Associations.
Information summarized from: Nihon Shokuryo Shimbun courtesy of Canadian Embassy Translation Services, Tokyo