Cronut inventor and world-renowned pastry chef Dominique Ansel was given the award at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017.Ansel was named The World’s Best Pastry Chef at an awards ceremony in Australia this week.Commenting less than half an hour after the win on his Instagram account, Ansel said: “Humbled to be here with so many great chefs and to bring this home award from @theworlds50best to our teams throughout the world in New York, London, and Tokyo.“One person can never do it alone, and I can’t thank them enough for their hard work and support. It has been a lifetime of work, and now is just the beginning. #worlds50best.”The awards are given based on the votes of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, comprising over 1,000 international restaurant industry experts. The Academy is split into 26 separate regions around the world.Each region has its own voting panel of 40 members, including a chairperson to head it up. The panel in each region is made up of food writers and critics, chefs, restaurateurs and well-travelled gourmets, each of whom has 10 votes.
Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy has said that the future of the fishing industry depends on having strong representatives in Europe and there needs to be a review of how Irish boats get just 7 per cent of fish in Irish waters.The Midlands Northwest candidate said tonight: “The fishing industry has been decimated by decades of underinvestment and European bureaucracy.“EU regulations governing Irish fishing have brought the industry to its knees. It has been estimated that the commercial value of Ireland’s fisheries between 1975 and 2010 was €210 billion. Over this period Ireland’s share of this was €17 billion while our net loss was €184 billion. “Ireland has roughly 20% of the EU’s waters but one of the smallest fishing quotas. Even in our own waters Irish fishermen have only a 7% quota. Spain has a 34% quota and can regularly land abundant catches of monkfish and other varieties long after the quota has been reached for Irish fishing vessels.“Ireland’s fishing industry and ports like Killybegs and Ros a Mhíl need a strong voice in Europe arguing for their rights. In 2013 Sinn Féin’s sitting MEP Martina Anderson successfully amended the CFP report to include the 1976 Hague Preferences which will now seek to ensure special recognition for Irish fishing communities and their quotas.“Sinn Féin has shown what we can do. By voting for Sinn Féin MEP candidates, people would be electing a strong team who have and will continue to stand up for Ireland’s fishing communities.” ELECTION 2014: WE NEED TO ASK WHY SPANISH FISHERMEN GET A THIRD OF OUR FISH – CARTHY was last modified: May 21st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Euro electionfishing industryMatt Carthy