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Hello & Let's start a bread club in Vancouver Canada

Hello From Vancity


 


I am an regular lurker on this site, and keep seeing posts for bread clubs.... I keep wishing that we had one here in Vancouver. So let's start one.


I am a home baker (but after being a stay at home dad for two years, I am looking for a job in the baking industry)


 


I love the idea of monthly challenges, touring bakeries, guest speakers....


So I am looking for other enthusiest or pros


 


 

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Floydm

Welcome, Popflashphoto.  


Hey -- any bakeries in Vancouver you'd recommend?  I'm going to be up there in two weeks to see the Habs v. Canucks and hope to have a little bit of time to explore.  

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Franko

Floyd,


I'm not sure if it's still there, but there was a bakery on 10th & Alma called La Bordeaux Patisserie (I think). It had some of finest French pastries, croissants, baguettes etc. I've ever seen. I'll have a look in the directory tomorrow and see if it's still in business and at the same location and get back to you.


Franko

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Floydm

Thanks for the tip, Franko.


Yes, it looks like the Patisserie Bordeaux is still there and gets rave reviews.


http://www.yelp.ca/biz/patisserie-bordeaux-vancouver


I'm going to be staying downtown but hoping to visit a friend in Kitsilano, so if I get a chance I'll definitely check it out.


-Floyd

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M2

Hi Floyd,


A pre-welcome to Vancouver!


There is a bakery I meant to go but never got a chance (I'm too busy making my own bread...a bad excuse) but my friend has highly recommended it.  She mentioned a magic term about this bakery and when I heard that, I immediately put it on my to go list.  The term is: wood fired oven.


Transilvania Bakery


The bakery used to be in the Kitsilano area, but they have just recently moved.


Michelle


 


 


 

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breadsong

Hello Floyd,
I remembered this bakery in Vancouver; I haven't tried their bread myself; but it sure looks good...
http://www.terrabreads.com/


Have a great holiday!
from breadsong


 


 

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breadsong

Hello popflashphoto!
I'm in the Fraser Valley. I love your idea of a bread club...!
from breadsong

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popflashphoto

Breadsong - let's see if we can get a few more people in to this and then we can pick a date and location!!!!


 


Floysm - Well I hope you enjoy the game (also hope you are cheearing for the right team)


as for bakeries:


Transilvania Peasant Bread - 3474 West Broadway. Traditional stone oven and all sourdough.


Mix The Bakery - 4430 West 10th ave (little out of the way, but one of my favorite)


La Baquette et l'echalote - 1680 Johnston street (Granville Island) easy to get to, great location, good baquettes.


Patisserie Lebeau - 1728 west 2nd ave. Not bread, but thee best waffles in town (real Waffles) AND right beside the best book shop in twon (all Cookbooks) and one of the best Cheese shops.

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Floydm

Thanks, popflash.  I'll try to check a few of those out!


The Habs and the Canucks are my #1 and #2 favorite teams, so I'll be pleased whichever way it goes as long as it is a good game.


-Floyd

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breadsong

Thanks, popflash and Franko for listing your favorite bakeries.
I'll make a note & try to visit on future trips in to Vancouver.

popflash, re: bread club, hopefully more people will be interested - thanks for your idea for this!

from breadsong


 

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popflashphoto

Hey Floyd


Enjoy the game tonight and I hope you get a chance to get out and enjoy the city (and bakeries)


 


AND I'm still open to finding people for a bread club!!!!

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escargo

These are some businesses I track because of my interest in wood-fired brick ovens http://spbc.info/quest/businesses_links.html#node17537

They are in BC, but not specifically Vancouver.

If you would like a web page about your group, I would be happy to host it under the http://spbc.info pages.

We are always on the lookout for other bread clubs.

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bagel_and_rye

Hello popflashphoto in Vancouver!

That's great that you are putting together a bread club for your city. 

If you are looking for a way to get started, you are welcome to borrow ideas--or even copy whole events--from the Chicago Amateur Bread Bakers. If you would like to have a look at our group, please go to our website and hit the "join us" button.

Another idea (which may be even easier, if you are just starting out) would be to consider mirroring one of more of our events. That is, host the same event(s) at the same/similar time(s), in Vancouver.

It will be our pleasure to support and promote you in any way we can. Please let us know if you put up a website, so we may link to it from our frontpage.

 

Happy baking!

bagel_and_rye

Organizers of Chicago Amateur Bread Bakers

 

 

 

Chicago Amateur Bread Bakers is a not-for-profit group whose mission is to support and inspire those actively baking yeasted bread at home. We meet in-person monthly to share our experiences and learn from one another. 

 

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