Monday, November 3, 2014

A little redirection to our Facebok page.

I decided to post a bunch of pictures on our facebook page, as a lot of new colleagues and students were already connected on there. I will use this blog to put some more detailed information about my quest.
Here is the link:

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
  • Peebleshire, Scotland, Bread Matters with Andrew Whitely,
  • Nottinghamshire, England, School of Artisan Foods,
  • Paris, France, Boulangerie Salon du The, 
  • Chinon, Loire, France, La Tour Des Pains
  • Rimini, Italy, SIGEP

Monday, September 15, 2014

In Search of the Perfect Loaf

My copy of Sam Fromartz's book, 'In Search of the Perfect Loaf' arrived today. I am looking forward to reading it.........what a wonderful connection, hand crafted, well fermented and beautifully baked bread, has meant for so many people. I am in awe........happy to be a tiny cog in this great resurgence!
Congrats, Sam.

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. .