anyone know anyone who wants help?
Not sure if this is the right forum/subject to post this on (still getting used to navigating this big wide-open as more than just a reader, but)
I am writing while embarking on a culinary education to supplement a painting bachelor's (impractical meet impractical!) and am not really interested in fancy pants dining but rather learning to work with simple things in a harmonious way. My emphasis in school is in sustainability and cuisine fed by a farm-to-table philosophy. What I'm interested in currently is learning under someone who has cultivated a practice of simplicity and attention for many years. I’m interested in apprenticing with a bread baker who tends to their loaves with love and mastery so I can better understand how to master flour-water-yeast-salt myself. I'm writing to The Fresh Loaf readers because of the amazing feedback, bakers and sender inners who have helped me raise beutiful loaves from the beginning of my career. I imagine some of you have met a few of bakers like that, or are at least around them frequently enough to have noticed a few. My question is whether anyone knows of anyone, any organization, or any kinds of people (regular bakers, monks, old guys with ovens in alleys) you would suggest being in touch with about that? And, additionally, whether or not you think it is realistic to approach someone merely to learn (and be underfoot) as someone who doesn't have any culinary school under their belt. Yet. Any thoughts?
So so kind of you guys to read this over, thank you!