Monday, October 20, 2014

Terra Madre, Turin to SIGEP, Rimini......a Baker's Odyssey!

I am off on Sabbatical again. This trip will take me to Italy, twice, Scotland, UK, and France. I thank my union, BCGEU, the International Department at Vancouver Island University and my faculty for support in this Professional Developement opportunity.
I leave on October 21st 2014 and return January 23rd 2015
Here is a quick rundown of my itinerary:

  • Torino, Italy,Terra Madre, Salon de Gusto http://www.salonedelgusto.com
  • Peebleshire, Scotland, Bread Matters with Andrew Whitely, http://www.breadmatters.com
  • Nottinghamshire, England, School of Artisan Foods, http://www.schoolofartisanfood.org
  • Paris, France, Boulangerie Salon du The, 
  • Chinon, Loire, France, La Tour Des Pains
  • Rimini, Italy, SIGEP http://en.sigep.it

Why this blog.....

My Photo
January to March 2009. I was on Professional Development leave from my teaching Job at the Culinary Institute of Vancouver Island Universtity. I chose to take a 3 month leave to visit bakeries and teachng institutions in Australia. Thank you to VIU and my union (BCGEU) for supporting this venture. The aim of this blog was to keep an ongoing diary of my experiences and share them with my students and colleagues. This sure beats coming up with a report and slide show months later. I mean "FRESH" is what baking is all about! Learned to bake back in 1978....making granola...but that is another story. .