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Fermentation as Transformation: Bread Has a Story to Tell (2016)

October 8, 2016, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm




Bread is both sustenance and a universal metaphor for the human journey. Explore why bread is a symbol of personal transformation and how leaven (fermentation) is the metaphor within the metaphor, followed by signing event with Peter’s latest book.

Peter Reinhart is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading authorities on bread. He is the author of 11 books on baking, food and culture. His books include: the 2008 James Beard Award-winning Whole Grain Breads; the 2002 James Beard and IACP Cookbook of the Year, The Bread Baker’s Apprentice; and the 1999 James Beard Award-winning Crust and Crumb. Peter is the founder of the award winning Brother Juniper’s Bakery in Santa Rosa, California. For the past 14 years he has been a baking instructor at Johnson and Wales University.