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Japanese baker Yuki Nagata, left, raises his fist in victory, after winning the Bakery Masters contest, in the bread category, in Villepinte, north of Paris, on Wednesday. The Bakery Masters, also known as the World Cup of Bakery, took place here for 5 days.

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Well done. Obviously someone who's worked hard to get where he is and not just a flash-in-the-"pan".

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I have to say they do have some good bakeries in Japan.

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Cute one, SumoBob !

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Good bakeries perhaps but not enough selection. In Europe, especially Holland, France and Italy there is a huge variety of very good bread. But kudos to the chef for winning this

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Congrats to him. I wish, however, it was easier and cheaper to buy brown/wholemeal bread in Japan. If you like sweet, processed-to-hell white bread, Japan must be heaven.

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Omedetou! -- I agree with bilderberg, though. I wish there are more selection of whole wheat bread in my place, too.

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The bakers don't look too happy but good for him :)

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I love the bakeries here. There is one near my station and they have some delicious sandwiches.

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which breadmaker machine did he use ?

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Great to see a Japanese win that's not on home turf.

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probably white mochi bread category win... extremely rare to find proper bread in jp

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Probably it was that white mochi bread like thing that is so popular in Japan ....

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I wanted to see him bow rather than raise his fist in victory.

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I have respect for bakers because that requires precise measuring and a high level of skill, but I wish they wouldn't wear those ridiculous tall hats.

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@Serrano

They wear them to keep their hair out of the dough. They're tall to allow their heads to breathe in the heat of the kitchen. Otherwise, it'd be sweat city... ; )

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@luca

Heck, when I used to cook in restaurant kitchens ( and boy do I have experience in cooking in restaurant kitchens ), we wore hats to keep our hair out of the food, but they weren't ridiculously tall, and, sure, we were sweating, but as they say, if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!

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Funny, I would have thought the judges would have liked the crusts left on the bread...

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Congrats to him. I wonder if he can make a great German "Baurenbrot" absolutely the best! The one thing that is missing in Japan. He must be really good, because bread is a staple for many Europeans, so this guy must possess some mad skillz

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This reminds me of "Iron Chef", one of my favourite shows (really miss it)...

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