Monday, December 04, 2006

Turtles, Pigs, and Polar Bears take over Chelsea Market!?

Staff Contributor: Erin Jevis

Show your love for animals as well as sweets, and get into the holiday spirit – this Friday at the 2006 Gingerbread Homes for Animals!

Once again NYC’s top pastry chefs will show off their architectural talents as they construct whimsical gingerbread homes inspired by wild and companion animals.

Presented by Rational Animal and the ASPCA and sponsored by PastryScoop.com, The French Culinary Institute, HEART, and Chelsea Market, the event raises money and public awareness for needy and at-risk animals in New York City. All proceeds from the event will benefit Rational Animal and the Picasso Veterinary Fund which provides grants to shelters and rescue groups to cover veterinary costs for animals in need of emergency care.

Be a part of the opening ceremony (Friday, December 8th from 1-2pm) with a performance from singer/songwriter Nellie McKay, a demonstration from Cakeman Raven, and an appearance from Peanuts, the monkey mascot of Peanut Butter & Co. Also you will have a chance to check out the gingerbread homes of NYC’s top pastry chefs including:

· Victoria Love, The Water Club (FCI alum)
· Michelle Doll-Olson, Patisserie Colson (FCI alum)
· Dina Bonnet and Jean-Francois Bonnet, Tumbador Chocolate (FCI alum)
· Matthew Hutchins, Tompkins Square Bakery (FCI alum)
· Bill Corbett, Dona
And many more!

These imaginative homes will be on display for all to enjoy at Chelsea Market (across from The Lobster Place) from December 8th through December 17th. Check out
PastryScoop.com for complete event details.

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