Sourdough Basics Workshop: August 31st

Sourdough Basics Workshop: August 31st

65.00

A workshop for those looking to try their hand at sourdough baking or to learn some new ideas and techniques. We’ll bake sourdough loaves that have already been shaped, and we’ll create loaves by hand for each participant to take home and bake themselves. Along the way, we’ll discuss the science of sourdough, tips for baking bread at home, and what sorts of flour to use. Lunch, a proofing basket, and a small jar of sourdough starter are included in the class price.

photo by Lynne Harty

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Instructor: Brennan Johnson

Date: August 31st, 9am - 2:30pm

Brennan’s fascination with food culture and history was catalyzed by a trip to Western Europe in 2009 to study communal brick ovens. He began baking bread soon after, baking out of his father’s own brick oven and selling at local farmers markets during his high school summers. He has a degree from Whitman College in Environmental Humanities—which for him meant exploring our culture’s relationship to food—and he has worked in restaurants and bakeries in San Francisco, Portland, and Asheville. The Walnut Schoolhouse is, for him, a way to piece together those disparate experiences, combining his curiosity in food studies with his love of hands-on cooking.  Photo by Lynne Harty

Brennan’s fascination with food culture and history was catalyzed by a trip to Western Europe in 2009 to study communal brick ovens. He began baking bread soon after, baking out of his father’s own brick oven and selling at local farmers markets during his high school summers. He has a degree from Whitman College in Environmental Humanities—which for him meant exploring our culture’s relationship to food—and he has worked in restaurants and bakeries in San Francisco, Portland, and Asheville. The Walnut Schoolhouse is, for him, a way to piece together those disparate experiences, combining his curiosity in food studies with his love of hands-on cooking.

Photo by Lynne Harty