Laura Aiken

Laura Aiken

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Monday, 30 April 2018
After nearly seven years as the editor of Bakers Journal, I have moved to a different group within the magazine’s parent company. Naomi Szeben, a passionate home baker and experienced journalist and researcher, will be taking the reins.
Friday, 23 March 2018
Get ready for an action-packed edition of Bakers Journal. We are ringing in spring with show spirit and more. Our April edition serves as your official show guide to Bakery Showcase, Canada’s annual event tethering discourse, innovation and isle by isle merriment to one grand gathering.
Wednesday, 28 February 2018
I just love Michelle Brisebois’ opening lines in this edition’s article on social media: “Do you feel like you can’t keep up with the latest trends in social media marketing? Join the club.” The platforms are changing, advice is changing, and heck, I daresay even people might be changing.
Monday, 12 February 2018
Clink! Happy New Year to all our bakery industry readers, a crew I predict is blissfully bushed from the holiday madness.  A year behind, a year ahead. The news cycle sure closed with a bang as Loblaws/George Weston admitted to participating in a long running bread price fixing scheme in December.
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
The Bakers Journal Jake the Baker Award is now in its fourth year. It has been an honour to share the story of so many innovative bakers through this award, one which would not be possible without our sponsors. Thank you to our 2018 team: founding sponsor Ardent Mills, silver sponsor Baker’s and Us, and bronze sponsor Routhier & Fils.
Wednesday, 25 October 2017
One doesn’t go from apple pie sold on the farm to 110,000 square foot bakery overnight. For Chudleigh’s, it took roughly 18,250 nights. That’s about 50 years worth of sweet dreams.
Wednesday, 25 October 2017
The term “health and wellness” has been so overused it may as well have its own dictionary definition as one word. The entry might read: a phrase used to describe the most talked about shift in human attention since the advent of television.
Thursday, 14 September 2017
There are diet trends that become quite popular then subside from front page news. The Atkin’s diet comes to mind; it was a real blow to bakers and its low-carb sentiments have sure stuck around. These trendy diets often seem rooted in weight loss or addressing a specific health challenge.
Thursday, 14 September 2017
Derrick Pho is a nuclear physicist of chocolate. He builds an exquisite bomb based on molecular science whereupon the atom splits in your belly, detonating a distinct sense of euphoria.
Thursday, 14 September 2017
As a precipitously carnivorous person, I find myself in a bit of a quandary these days. I used to think nothing of eating a blue T-bone steak the size of a dinner plate — with pride. Now it seems a bit savage. My cupboards house lentils and black beans; former mere acquaintances to my intestinal abode.
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