OT: USA won Wold Cup of Baking Just had to post it, since my brother-in-law was team captain, and they took first! the Coupe was a couple of weeks ago in Paris (yes, I took my time posting- but I'm not used to posting semi-family related things), and the US took first (France 2nd, Japan 3rd). The competition involves teams of three completing artistic showpiece (yes, made of bread and dough), traditional+innovative breads, and viennoisserie (croissant/brioche and associated creations). This year, they added a requirement to have some odd dozens of finger sandwhiches added as well (they ended up featured on the artistic piece). All of the above has to be finished within 8 hours (iirc, or was it 5?). Anyways, it was a fantastic win for them, as they competed against the best in the world (to just make it to the competition speaks so highly of the teams, and the dedication of all the team members to their craft). So- congrats to all the competitors, and congrats to my brother-in-law! WOO!!!!