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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Miche to Levain to Baguette: Baking at King Arthur






 I recently spent three days at King Arthur in Norwich, VT., in a professional-level survey of classical French breads. The class was taught by Jeffrey Hamelman of King Arthur, and James MacGuire, a distinguished chef and baker from Montreal. Mr. Hamelman is of course well-known as the director of the Bakery and Bakery Education Center at KA, and the author of Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes. Mr. MacGuire is the past owner of La Boulangerie Passe_Partout in Montreal, and most recently the Technical Editor of Raymond Calvel's book, The Taste of Bread.