China Airlines has teamed up with Master Chef Wu
Pao-chun to serve his award-winning Taiwanese Fermented Lychee and
Rose Bread in First Class and Business Class for one year
starting from today, 1 September 2010.
Invented by Master Chef Wu using traditional
Taiwanese ingredients, the bread recently won first prize at the
prestigious 2010 Les Masters de la Boulangerie contest in France.
Master Chef Wu was bestowed the title “Master Chef” at the
international event and had previously won a silver medal at the
Bakery World Cup in 2008, as well as the Louis Lesaffre Cup in
Working with Master Chef Wu, CAL will introduce three
additional bread selections for its First and Business Class
passengers, including his Walnut and Dried Longan Bread, which won
second place at the Bakery World Cup in 2008, Banana Cocoa Bread,
which combines traditional Taiwanese bananas with rich cocoa
flavor, and Basil French Bread, which combines exquisite cheese
flavored with Taiwanese basil to produce a delicious salty flavor.
With personal direction and technical support from Master Chef
Wu and after undergoing several test runs and adjustments, China
Pacific Catering Services and Master Chef Wu have finally
authorized the bread to be baked and served to First and
Business Class passengers as they travel more than 30,000 feet in
The most important element making the new bread so
delicious is the “Old Dough Method”, under which the yeast must
gradually ferment at a temperature of around 27 to 30 degrees
celsius for an entire day. Since special attention must be paid to
both the ingredients and the baking process, the bread has to be
hand-crafted rather than mass produced.
Just as he did when
winning worldwide competitions, Master Chef Wu has incorporated
traditional Taiwanese ingredients, including famous agricultural
products such as longan, lychees, bananas and basil, into his
innovative award-winning recipes. Master Chef Wu also insists on
using premium flour imported from Japan and France, high-quality
cheese and cocoa, which produce special crumb and crust textures
and flavors. The result is a truly unique taste experience
reflecting Taiwan's delicious culinary culture.
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