SO you want to be a pastry chef

first_imgNewsSO you want to be a pastry chefBy admin – April 2, 2012 1000 IT’S an area of the kitchen that only a small few can master and one that I have always shied away from so FFT had to find out just what it takes to make those sweet treats.Janja Kosancoc, pastry chef at Cornstore took some questions to help us find out about more of those sweet treats and attaining the culinary delights that tempt us so muchSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Q.What was your favourite dessert/pastry as a child?A.That would have to be the Roulade that my Mam used to make. Q.What did you want to be when you grew up?A.It was either a criminal investigator or a pastry chef as I always liked to cook. I guess the pastry chef won in the end!Q.What was your first job in food?A.Pastry chefQ.What did you learn most along the way?A.I’ve learned so many things…new techniques in pastry, new recipes, patience but most importantly how to work with and have mutual respect for all my team members. Q.Describe your style of Desserts/PastriesA.I suppose I would describe my style as natural and light. I particularly love making everything from scratch when nothing is pre-prepared. Q.What’s your favourite ingredient to work with?A.It’s a long list. I love all the ingredients! But if had to pick just a few I’d probably choose chocolate, cream, fruit, dried fruit, spices, butter and nuts.Q.What’s one of the craziest desserts/pastries you’ve ever made?A.That would have to be a pineapple tart with wasabi ice-cream and a walnut sorbet with sturgeon caviar…strange but delicious!! Q.What’s your favourite dessert that you cook right now at work?A.Sticky toffee pudding in the restaurant and the macaroons in the ‘Cornstore at Home’.Q.What culinary trend do you most embrace?A.Molecular gastronomy combined with rustic culinary…something old and something new.Q.What trend do you wish would disappear?A.Personally, I think each trend has it’s own useful element. However, I think some of the heavy trends from the 1980s should be forgotten. Q.What are your essential shops/markets/websites for cooking products?  A.Health food stores, the Milk Market here in Limerick and of course the ‘Cornstore at Home’.Q.What pastry are you most proud of?A.My macaroons and all the desserts I created myself. Q.What tip can you share with home bakers?A.Sometimes it’s better to follow your own taste buds than to stick to a recipe..Q.What’s the best thing about being a pastry chef?A.Making people smile. It’s an amazing feeling when you see the look on someone’s face when you bring them a cake for example. It’s a small token but it means a lot.Q.Where do you see yourself in 10 years?A.That’s a really difficult question. I will certainly be working as a pastry chef, maybe still in Ireland, or Japan, or even Slovenia, my home country. Facebook Linkedin Twitter Advertisementcenter_img WhatsApp Email Previous articleLeinster defeat Munster by nine at Thomond ParkNext articleKennedy, welcome to Limerick in all seasons admin Printlast_img read more

Estimating Property Damage Caused by Hurricane Delta

first_img Previous: How High Did Serious Delinquency Rates Climb This Summer? Next: How Will Housing Struggles Impact the Presidential Election? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 2020-10-14 Christina Hughes Babb Estimating Property Damage Caused by Hurricane Delta Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago October 14, 2020 1,053 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly,, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Home / Daily Dose / Estimating Property Damage Caused by Hurricane Delta The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Mere weeks after Hurricane Laura delivered the most intense storm to hit the northwestern Gulf Coast since 1856, Hurricane Delta ravaged a similar path, making landfall near Creole, Louisiana Friday as a mid-Cat 2 storm. CoreLogic, a provider of property data and analysis that has been tracking disaster-related losses throughout 2020 (via its 2020 CoreLogic Storm Surge Report) on Wednesday published its latest findings, which revealed $0.8 to $1.5 billion additional damage to the Delta-impacted areas. Actual damages did not reach worst-case projections issued last week. Just before landfall in Cameron Parish, about 15 miles east of where Hurricane Laura devastated communities in late August, Delta weakened, CoreLogic reported. Still, company representatives say property owners and insurers face significant work ahead.“Recovery from Hurricane Delta will likely be exacerbated due to ongoing rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Laura,” said Tom Larsen, principal, insurance solutions at CoreLogic. “Damage from Hurricane Laura extended inland and concentrated on roofs and exterior building cladding, and Delta’s impact could have a double-jeopardy impact. For homeowners, it is critical to work hand-in-hand with insurers to understand their coverage and financial responsibility.”The report includes information about insurance laws and deductibles in Louisiana that could prove crucial.For example, CoreLogic reported, “In 2009, Louisiana passed legislation mandating a single annual hurricane deductible for homeowners. It is expected that most insured homes with damage from the two hurricanes in 2020—Laura and Delta—will be subject to only a single hurricane deductible, unless a homeowner has changed insurance carriers between storms.”As for flooding, CoreLogic reported that homeowners insurance typically excludes flood damages.”The predominant insurer of flood coverage of homes in Louisiana is the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) which is federally regulated. The NFIP policy is a loss-occurrence based policy and these two storms are expected to be treated as separate flood events.” (More about the recent extension of the NFIP).CoreLogic’s current estimates are based on the October 11, 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight National Hurricane Center advisory of the storm. It analyzes shore losses for residential homes and commercial properties and “incorporates contents and business interruption, but does not include broader economic loss from the storm,” the company reports, adding that, “a separate analysis estimates the impact to offshore oil and gas facilities.”CoreLogic’s estimates, by region:For consistently updated natural hazard risk information, visit  Subscribelast_img read more

Tenders now being sought for ‘Killybegs 2040’

first_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Tenders are now being sought for Architect Led Design Team services to deliver regeneration project ‘Killybegs 2040’ through the stages of detailed design and construction supervision to final certification and handover.This significant regeneration project has a value of €4.84m and is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development under the Rural Regeneration & Development Fund, which is a flagship element of Project Ireland 2040.The project is the result of collaboration with the local community, Donegal County Council and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.Killybegs 2040 has been desbribed as a transformative town centre regeneration project with place-making at its core.It aims to transform the urban fabric of the town through environmental improvements that will contribute to a more attractive place for residents, visitors and business and be a catalyst in creating jobs, increasing revenue and activating the private sector.The proposed development will support the growing tourism sector through the dramatic redevelopment of Island House as a new tourism facility in conjunction with a digital hub targeted at fostering further business, enterprise and innovation in Killybegs.The Island House redevelopment is complemented by the proposed transformation of the existing public car park at the Diamond to a civic space with multi-user capacities for social function and commercial purpose that will encourage visitors and residents to the town centre. Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ By News Highland – July 30, 2020 WhatsApp Previous articleBus Eireann advise to avoid some routes at peak times over Bank HolidayNext articleDonegal TD appointed Sinn Féin spokesperson for Fisheries & Marine News Highland center_img Tenders now being sought for ‘Killybegs 2040’ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more