Amazing Wood Fire Baking

February 11th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Classes & Demo | Daily life... - (4 Comments)
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This is easily one of the best baking day I’ve had in a very long time… Several months ago, my friend Ping from Zen Organic Farm showed me plans to build a brand new brick oven, I thought I was dreaming… Have a look here to see the photos of the building process. We are … Read more

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Every artisan has its element to work. Writers have paper and pen, musicians have instruments, sculptors have noble wood or stone… and we, bakers have flour – a noble element that requires the same amount of artistry as a sculptor or a painter. For us, quality flours created by the passionate millers are our playground, … Read more

Movie: Wood fire baking in Verbier

September 2nd, 2011 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Travel - (8 Comments)
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Decades ago, in my hometown of Verbier, wood fire oven baked sourdough bread was reigning king. Back then, the main activity in our village was farming, not only to make a living but more simply to live. There was one communal oven, called Four Banal in French, and each family had its turn to bake. … Read more

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So you’ve got sourdough? For the purist, die-hard sourdough bakers out there, you may just follow the below guideline without the suspiciously dangerous 2 grams of industrial yeast… simply using the sourdough you’ve prepared in part II of the trilogy. For everyone else, you may chose to bake  with a little extra fresh yeast with … Read more

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Great interview with Jeremy on baking, sourdough and all the trimmings from stirthepots.com Check it out here!  

Mumbai: Incredible India!

June 25th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Travel - (0 Comments)

My to-do list of travel never started with India. …although Kerala beaches in the south or the snowy mountain of Kashmir always attracted me, in my mind it was more the like of Australia or Brazil…  The odds decided otherwise and I ended up being sent to Mumbai for 2 weeks of work. The nearest … Read more

  Don’t you agree that a great bread makes a great sandwich? For a sandwich dating from 1899 in the US, I am pretty sure the bread used back then was proper… the ugly square bread loaded with preservatives only showed up in the 1950’s with the equally ugly industrial revolution. So, why can’t we … Read more

Beside the judging the amazing showpieces, I had the privilege to judge the fantasy table… Luckily enough, the work stations were located next the the Live Bakery area when the Taiwanese team and the Philippines team were competing… At the live bakery competition, the performance of the Philippines team was very good – although more … Read more

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