Asheville Artisan Bread Bakers Festival
What: Asheville Artisan Bread Bakers Festival Saturday, March 20th
When: The bakers showcase is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Greenlife Grocery, with demos in the grocery's teaching kitchen from 1-4:30 p.m. More demos will be from 2-4:30 p.m. at A-B Tech.
Where: Greenlife Grocery, 70 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, NC, and A-B Tech's Magnolia Building is on the school's campus at 340 Victoria Road.
Admission: Free, but workshops are limited to visitors who have bought a loaf of bread at the morning bread tasting.
You should know: The featured baker at this year's event is Master Baker Lionel Vatinet from La Farm Bakery in Cary. Presentations are also expected from author and baker Peter Reinhart, of Johnson & Wales University; Jennifer Lapidus, director of the North Carolina Organic Bread Flour Project; and Emily Buehler, author of "The Science of Bread." Wood-fired brick oven workshops.