March 5, 2014

Head to Asheville for bread festival

Lionel Vatinet and Peter Reinhart are among the baking experts to be teaching classes.

Tickets are now available for the 10th annual Asheville Artisan Bread Festival on April 12-13.

This is an event for bread lovers and avid home bakers as well as professional bread bakers.

From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 12, more than 15 artisan bakeries will be serving samples and selling breads at the Magnolia Building on Asheville’s A-B Tech campus. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 12, guest artisan bakers will be teaching classes for home cooks. On April 13, the festival offers a six-hour class for professional bakers.

This year’s teachers include Lionel Vatinet of La Farm Bakery in Cary; Didier Rosada of Uptown Bakery in Washington, D.C.; Peter Reinhart, a bread baking authority, cookbook author and chef-on-assignment at Johnson & Wales University; Dominique Homo, a French-trained baker who helped train the first Bread Bakers Guild Team USA for the Coupe du Monde de la boulangerie, an international artisan baking competition; and Harry Peemoeller, a certified German master baker who also teaches at Johnson & Wales in Charlotte.

Tickets are required for all workshops and can be purchased online at

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