Grain & Grain 101 is starting-up this Thursday at Cape Cod Tech in Harwich, MA. Come warm up and learn the art of making fresh artisan breads. Each week will focus on a different recipe which each participant will make and take home. And while we wait for all the deliciousness to rise and bake we will carve our own wooden spoons. Cooking skills and cooking tools? Yes! This is a twofer not to mention mad skills for the apocalypse!!! There is still time to sign-up but you better hurry! Click here for details.
Class starts tomorrow and preparation is underway. A Chocolate-Maple Porter is brewing away and these spent grains will make their way into the final bread on our last day of class when we make these beauties…
and celebrate our finished spoons! Yes, this is the best way to spend your winter on Cape Cod. Come, come! Sign-up for Grain & Grain at Upper Cape Tech in Bourne, MA.
There is still time to enroll but the clock is ticking. Class starts in less than 24 hours. Click here for details!
Come and get it! Free slices tomorrow at KAM Appliance. Come on your lunch break or come for the day. Just making pies for the public so if you want to get in on the action you should come over and join the fun.
If you are looking for a reason to skip work tomorrow, well… this pie is it!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner so why not get a jump on dessert with this impressive Rosette Apple Pie with Bacon. Does is taste as good as it looks? Who cares! This little biddy is a stunner and will be the talk of the table all night. And yes, of course it tastes good! Come on people, pie with bacon? Tasty is a no-brainer but seriously, would you look at this thing?!!! This is glorious kitchen craftsmanship and you get to be the star.
Tomorrow from 10 AM to 3 PM at KAM Appliances in Hyannis along with Miele International, culinary school will be in session. This is a FREE WORKSHOP so don’t hesitate calling in sick. A case of the Mondays never looked so good.
Things to bring:
- 8 large apples (gala, honeycrisp or anything with red skin)
- 1 pie plate (so you can take your gem home)
Everything else will be provided so come on over and lets get cooking. There is no “official” start times so you can drop in when you want just know that the process can take few hours so plan accordingly.
- Time: 10 AM to 3 PM
- Location: KAM Appliances- 201 Yarmouth Rd, Barnstable, MA 02601
- Cost: Free
How ya like them apples?
As a chef, people often ask what my favorite thing to make is in which I always reply “bread.” Then comes the intrigue, like that was not what they were expecting me to say. I usually babble on about the tactile process of bread and something about how shaping dough and molding it in my hands is comforting. Folks nod in agreement, mostly confused but then the conversation often takes a turn to a topic more mutually relatable for all, that is except for when I met a man that we shall call “Dan.” Dan was right there with me in talks of bread, discussing technique, ingredients, fermentation, etc… Finally, someone cared about bread!
And lets just pause for a moment and talk about Dan. The great thing about Dan is that he started dating a good friend of mine. Lets call her “Julie.” Julie is the best but we all know the ills a new man can bring to girl-friend time. Depending on the situation you can be really excited for said friend’s new happiness or disappointed that they are moving on without you, dating a loser, or just gone to the way of someone you no longer see enough. Well, sizing up the situation I could tell Dan was a keeper! He was into bread, goes surfing, gardens, builds stuff, bakes pies?! I know… dreamy right? But here is the best part. At one point I asked Dan about how he came to be passionate about bread baking and that’s when the real precious unfolded. He said he use to suffer from insomnia, often awaking in the middle of the night and unsure of how to pass those hours so he took to baking bread. Lots of bread. Years of bread. Until… he met Julie!
He couldn’t sleep though the night until he met Julie!!! Is that not freakin’ precious?! The story was just so sweet and tender that if I too didn’t love both Julie and bread I think I might have vomited right there on him.
Fast forward a few years and the whole Dan and Julie thing led to marriage and no doubt to a bun in the oven. For me and bread, well yes, we obviously have a storybook ending. Just ask me about my Baby Bjorn bundle with the softest, sweetest Brioche peaking out. So to anyone out there whom ever wonders where their passion may lead, take comfort in knowing that love finds love and life can come with a perfect cherry on top!