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Head to Asheville for bread festival

Lionel Vatinet of La Farm Bakery in Cary will teach at the 10th annual Asheville Artisan Bread Festival on April 12-13.
Lionel Vatinet of La Farm Bakery in Cary will teach at the 10th annual Asheville Artisan Bread Festival on April 12-13. Courtesy of Tamara Lackey

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 ashevillebreadfestival.com.

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