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new member: my bread? bread bakers guild of america? and more?

matt.zoch's picture

new member: my bread? bread bakers guild of america? and more?

Hi fellow bakers, im new to this site and find it to be helpful and filled with very skilled bakers. I just have a couple questions.

1. Does anyone knows anything about the bread bakers guild of america? would it benefit me to join?

2. Is there any more info about this site that would help me out?

3. Am i posting this write?

4. Any good artisan bakerys in houston or in texas that i should know about?

5. I have a pic of three breads i did the other day a mini baguette and a batard with baguette dough, and a lager batard with nine gran dough. tell me what you guy think about it and if you have any suggestions to make it better please tell me.


mpz bread

proth5's picture

I don't know if it would be a benefit to you to join (  - this you must decide for yourself.  I am a member and have been for a couple of years and will continue to be.  Let me tell you what I see as benefits:

  • Access to master's classes with outstanding bakers (although not many in your area...)
  • Access to award winning formulas
  • The ability to meet and network with bakers at all levels of the baking spectrum - with an emphasis on very serious home bakers and professional bakers
  • If you are young enough and good enough, the chance to compete for a spot on the Team USA Baking Team which will hopefully compete again in La Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie
  • Updates on Team USA (one of the two "sports" that I follow...)(Dog showing being the other, if you must know...)

This is enough for me to justify the membership fee, I hope it is for you, also.

Hope this helps - Happy Baking!