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Heading to Berlin to Bake Bread!

Sam Fromartz's picture
Sam Fromartz

Heading to Berlin to Bake Bread!

I am heading to Berlin for 10 days, during which I'll spend part of the time in a bakery trying to learn about rye and whole grain breads. This is for the book I'm working on. If anyone out there has any suggestions for must-see, must-eat, must-do things in Berlin during this frigid month let me know.


Thanks, Sam

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LindyD's picture
LindyD

What a terrific experience!  


Maybe a call to Jeff Hamelman might garner some suggestions?  

arlo's picture
arlo

Have a great trip and bring back a wealth of knowledge! That's all I can recommend!

mila's picture
mila

Hi Sam,

I live in Berlin and have been searching high and low for a bread baking course here... with my very limited German. I have been unable to find one. Do you think that perhaps the bakery you worked with could offer such courses? If so can you please pass me the info. thx, Mila

samirhatem's picture
samirhatem

Hi Mila,

 

Did you have any luck in your quest? I am thinking of visiting a friend in Berlin for a week, and do an internship or some classes in bread and cake making....I do not speak German either.

 

Thanks

 

 

Sam Fromartz's picture
Sam Fromartz

I visited with bakers but did not take any classes -- not sure where that would be done. I highly recommend Weichardt Backerie -- you can google them. But there are many bakeries with decent bread and stands at farmers' markets as well. 

masondini's picture
masondini

hey all,

did any of you happen to have any breakthroughs looking for baking classes in Berlin? i've been baking for only a year or two and would love to get some guidance that way.

thanks!

samirhatem's picture
samirhatem

Well, could not find short baking classes in berln, finally i headed for paris, did a 5 days practical course at

The ecole de boulangerie et de patisserie de paris, and was quite satisfied... 

http://www.ebp-paris.com/france/fr/

 

masondini's picture
masondini

hi,

thanks a lot for the idea, that École in Paris looks amazing...a bit out of my time and price range right now though :)  looks like you'd come out of there a master - if you're still in Berlin, maybe you should teach the short class we've all been asking for :)

cheers, Mason

mila's picture
mila

Mason if you do find something in Berlin please let me know. I'm still eager to take some classes. Thx