French Bread 101 Gets a Review!
from Glenn Carson
“My wife Pat is the chef in our home, she is a wonderful cook. Once or twice a year, we take some kind of cooking class together for fun. She puts up with all kinds of stuff relating to my interests so that's the least I can do, and I do enjoy it. Yesterday, we went to a bread baking class at Bakewell Farms in Adams Co near Gettysburg, taught by Marc Jalbert, and it was really excellent. I was the least knowledgeable person of the small group of six in the class (Marc intentionally keeps this kind of instructive class small), but found it really interesting, and the time flew. It was the best class of this type (cooking/food/baking) I have attended by far, and I enjoyed the hands on nature of it. We made bread in a traditional oven and also outside in Marc's wood fired beauty. We also had a great meal while waiting for the bread to rise and brought some great bread (and fresh dough to make more) home to chow down on as we watched the snow come down. If you have any interest in this kind of thing, check it out!”
Bakewell Farm Values:
Building community with bread baking classes while practicing a sensible nutritious lifestyle
Promoting a gift economy that supports local food pantries and soup kitchens
Slowing the pace of daily life to find our place in it and taking time for others
Bakewell Farm is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization operates as an education center and a working demonstration and agritourism destination. Imagine a “field-to-loaf” learning experience, accessible to the public, and working as a “bread-centric” teaching facility that grows and mills the ingredients necessary for baking nutritious and delicious breads.