Slow Food, founded in 1986, is an international organization whose aim is to protect the pleasures of the table from the homogenization of modern fast food and life. Though a variety of initiatives it promotes gastronomic culture, develops taste education, conserves agricultural biodiversity and protects traditional foods at risk of extinction. It now boasts over 100,000 members in 153 countries.

Slow Food Auckland, formerly Slow Food Waitakere, is registered as a charitable entity. Registration Number: CC38263, please click here to read our Rules and Regulations

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sourdough bread making class in Karekare, Sunday 11 April

Kate Stone has been romancing yeasts and fashioning simple ingredients into bread for decades. Sometimes using sea water from her tiny Alaskan fishing boat, or dressed in a regulation uniform at culinary school. In daily production at her restaurant Katrina's, Kate perfected her baguettes. Recently, working as a senior baker at Auckland based Wild Wheat, she rounded out her bread abilities with a focus sourdough breads.

Kate will be sharing her bread skills and anecdotes in upcoming one day bread making class on Sunday April 11th. In conjunction with Slowfood Waitakere, Kate will share how to make and use a sourdough starter, as well demonstrate and explore various sourdough and wild yeasted breads. Class participants will use a dandy new Fantana Forni wood fired oven as well as a standard domestic oven to bake their creations.

With attention to both crust (exterior) and crumb (interior) students will learn to engineer their own perfect loaf. Students need to bring a medium glass or plastic container to store their new starter, and a mind to keep a sense of humor in. Dress appropriately for cooking.

Baking will be followed a splendid bread tasting and exploration of serving ideas for fresh and day old breads.

Where: 138 Lone Kauri Road, Karekare
When: Sunday 11 April, starts 1pm til approx 4.30pm

Cost: $60 Barter offers are welcome

Be quick: numbers are limited to 8!

Bookings are essential - email or phone Claire on 818 2192 or
For more information about the course and directions call Kate at 812 8719.

1 comment:

Alessandra said...

Sorry to miss this, enjoy it!



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