Sat, Jun 11|
pound ridge organics
'sourdough culture' author talk ~ bread baking workshop ~ book-signing
I Can't Live In A World Without Culture: Sourdough Edition
time & location
Jun 11, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
pound ridge organics, 22 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge, NY 10576, USA
about the course
Join us in welcoming Eric Pallant, author of Sourdough Culture: A History of Breadmaking from Ancient to Modern Bakers for an afternoon of learning, making, baking and tasting.
about the workshop:
Learn about the 6,000-year history of making sourdough bread, discover the simple science necessary to bake great sourdough loaves. Create your very own sourdough starter with fresh delicious well water from Pound Ridge Organics, and local organic freshly milled flour. Sample freshly baked sourdough bread hot from the oven accompanied by artisanal toppings made with ingredients from the Pound Ridge Organics market and garden.
Participants will bring home a signed copy of Eric’s book, a quart jar of sourdough starter with directions for its care and feeding, printed recipes, and all the knowledge you need to create your own sourdough bread at home.
about the book:
SOURDOUGH CULTURE presents the history and science of sourdough bread baking, from its discovery more than six thousand years ago to its worldwide popularity today, in a compelling, engaging narrative sure to appeal to a large readership. Sourdough Culture traces this tradition across continents, from its origins in the Middle East’s Fertile Crescent to Europe and then around the world. Pallant explains how sourdough fed some of history’s most significant figures, such as Plato, Pliny the Elder, Louis Pasteur, Marie Antoinette, Martin Luther, and Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. He also tells the stories of the lesser-known individuals who relied on sourdough for sustenance: Egyptian pyramid builders, ancient Roman bakers, medieval housewives, Gold Rush miners, and the many, many others who have produced their daily bread in anonymity.
Each chapter of Sourdough Culture is accompanied by a selection from Pallant’s own favorite recipes, which span millennia and traverse continents, and highlight an array of approaches, traditions, and methods to sourdough bread baking. Sourdough Culture is a rich, informative, engaging read, especially for bakers—whether skilled or just beginners—and tells the absorbing and highly readable story of how sourdough bread has fed the world.
about the author:
Eric Pallant is a two-time Fulbright Scholar, double, award-winning professor, and the Christine Scott Nelson Endowed Professor of Environmental Science and Sustainability at Allegheny College. He is acknowledged for his skill in weaving research narratives into compelling stories for NPR, CNN, Foreign Policy, the Gresham Lecture Series, London, bread symposia, podcasts, and articles for magazines such as Gastronomica, Sierra, and Science. You can learn more about him at https://www.ericpallant.com/.
Weather permitting, the workshop will be held outdoors in the beautiful bucolic setting of the Pound Ridge Organics' farm.
Contact: Donna Simons
Subject: Sourdough Bread-Baking Workshop
'Sourdough Culture' Workshop
+$1.84 service fee
This ticket includes: A signed copy of Eric's Book, 'Sourdough Culture: A History of Breadmaking from Ancient to Modern Bakers' • A quart jar of fresh sourdough starter • Recipes • Food and Beverage Tastings
+$1.84 service fee
Afternoon and Evening Tickets
+$3.12 service fee
This combination ticket provides access to both events on June 11th: The Afternoon Sourdough Bread Workshop 12:00-1:30 • A quart jar of fresh sourdough starter • Recipes • Food and Beverage Tastings plus... The Evening Event 4:30-6:30 - 'The World's Microbiomes' A Guided Farm Tour • Fascinating Author Talk • Artisanal Beverages and Tastings plus... A signed hardcover copy of Eric's Book, 'Sourdough Culture: A History of Breadmaking from Ancient to Modern Bakers'
+$3.12 service fee0