How the pageant of nationwide delicacies in Kazan going
A cake with ethnic edible embroidery from Chuvashia. Su Anasy on the jelly pond surrounded by a bridge of cookies subsequent to the bushes of laurel. The craziest chak-chaks (thankfully, one may give any form to this delicacy), dozens of echpochmaks of assorted sorts and pictures, stewed geese and kiyau-pilmen… We’re on the IV Worldwide Yunus Akhmetzyanov Nationwide Cooking Competitors in Kazan. For 2 days, cooks present their expertise, study from others and share their expertise with colleagues. Learn the report from the primary day of teh pageant in Realnoe Vremya.
Defending the standing of the gastronomic capital
If you get to one of many pavilions of Kazan Honest on April 9, you instantly wish to eat. The flavors of the dishes are mind-blowing, as a result of the cooks are working right here. They compete to see who can greatest rethink the ethnic delicacies. The championship is held throughout the framework of the 4th Worldwide Yunus Akhmetzyanov Nationwide Cooking Competitors.
If it hadn’t been for the pandemic and the quarantine final yr, the competition would have been the fifth in a row. Final yr, the competitors was cancelled, however in 2021, they nonetheless managed to carry it. However now the restrictions have affected the geography of the occasion.
“The competitors differs from the earlier ones in that we determined to not collect the areas. A lot of the contributors are from Kazan, however we’re glad that our colleagues from Ufa, Perm and Cheboksary responded,” feedback Galina Sharafutdinova, the venture supervisor, government director of the Affiliation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers of the Republic of Tatarstan.”
The gastronomic championship was devoted to the yr of native languages and ethnic unity, the theme of which refers not solely to the dishes ready throughout the framework of the competitors, but additionally to the so-called homework-cakes and entire edible expositions made by the fingers of craftsmen.
In parallel, the positioning hosted competitions amongst college students of specialized instructional establishments in culinary expertise in accordance with WorldSkills requirements. Thus, each members of the skilled neighborhood and college students participated within the championship.
“I see that yearly the professionalism and high quality of cooking is rising. The competitors is aimed toward elevating the extent of our cooks. In spite of everything, we are actually the gastronomic capital and should meet this standing,” Sharafutdinova notes.
The venture supervisor spoke with pleasure about who judged the gastronomic delights. The jury included Viktor Belyaev, the president of the Nationwide Culinary Affiliation of Russia, world champion in confectionery artwork, winner of 25 worldwide gold medals. Additionally, accredited choose of WACS Elena Shramko and chairperson of the Affiliation of Cooks of Chuvashia Nikolay Uyezdny. For the primary time this yr, the Renat Zalutdinov Award has additionally been offered, thereby honouring the reminiscence of the president of the Affiliation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers of Tatarstan, who handed away in January 2021.
The “edible embroidery” took a month
The pavilion of Kazan Honest was zoned for a number of actions. On the primary day of the championship, folks teams, artists from the Kazan Institute of Tradition, actors in vivid nationwide costumes from Nizhnekamsk carried out proper on the entrance on an improvised stage. In between performances, Kazan cooks received the viewers’s consideration by conducting grasp lessons on cooking octopus, pizza and different dishes. The ensuing culinary masterpieces have been provided to the contributors themselves, handing out a chunk on disposable plates.
Alongside the pavilion, there have been companions of the competitors — producers of meals and alcoholic drinks, cooking items, and grocery chains. And within the centre, one might take a look at superb merchandise — for instance, Su Anas on the jelly pond from the Kazan restaurant or the ‘Threads of Life’ cake from the Cheboksary confectionery. Its creator is grasp pastry chef Yury Sivolob. The interlocutor of our publication, with a bit melancholy, as if it isn’t important, instructed how in Belarus at an identical competitors they received gold in confectionery, and in Luxembourg — bronze.
It took greater than a month to make the edible desk with threads, needles and a serviette with an ethnic Chuvash sample!
“Now we have not seen anybody making napkins in precept. The director mentioned he wished a cake with a ‘material’, we utilized creativeness and made it. The stand and the desk are honey desserts, and custard dough is on high,” the confectioner defined.
This cake, in addition to different edible compositions, was evaluated by the jury within the class ‘Artwork Class’.
From Tatar themes to the cuisines of the peoples of the world
Across the perimeter of the positioning, groups of cooks cooked to compete within the classes:
- Thematic Desk, devoted to the Yr of Native Languages and Nationwide Unity in Tatarstan.
- Ethnic traditions — cooking noodles, kiyau-pilmen, echpochmaks.
- Ethnic Dinner — three dishes of Tatar delicacies in line with Yunus Akhmetzyanov’s recipes with the usage of fashionable applied sciences.
- Cuisines of the Peoples of the World — two dishes of the ethnic delicacies of the area, represented by the idea of the establishment.
One of many groups that was ready for his or her flip was a delegation of scholars of the Perm Institute (department) of the Plekhanov Russian College of Economics . It was headed by Sergey Yurin, the grasp chef of Perm Krai, prize-winner of worldwide, Russian and regional competitions in cooking and repair, choose of the worldwide WAKS class. He was personally invited to Kazan by Galina Sharafutdinova, who met him a number of weeks in the past at a culinary competitors in Bashkiria, the place he was a member of the jury.
His staff promised to current a complete exposition that might characterise the area. It’ll use actual metallic and worthwhile rocks of stones, which the Urals is wealthy in. In addition to, on April 9, they have been going to “marry” the elements of the ethnic Tatar delicacies with French cooking applied sciences. Whereas the Perm staff was ready for his or her flip, different Tatar dishes appeared within the manufacturing bins, which the jury was going to judge.
By Maria Gorozhaninova. Picture: Maksim Platonov