In A Passion for Bread: Lessons from a Master Baker, author Lionel Vatinet shares an encyclopedic knowledge of bread, passed down from a long line of French artisan bakers, with detailed instructions and dozens of step-by-step photographs. Join us when Vatinet (whose career trajectory goes from an apprenticeship in France to the founding instructor at the San Francisco Baking Institute, the coach for the American team at the World Cup of Baking competition, and now the owner of La Farm Bakery in Cary, North Carolina) demystifies the art of bread making. Lionel will be interviewed by Amy Scherber of Amy’s Bread in New York City.
BEARD ON BOOKS is an ongoing monthly literary series featuring readings and discussions with some of the food world’s most celebrated authors. Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino waters, Lavazza Coffee, tea from Tea Forté, and Valrhona Chocolate will be served. Refreshments will be provided by Sarabeth's. Guests are also welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch. Suggested donation $20. Free admission for students.