hello from the new england coast
I'm new to the forum, but not to the site, I've been reading it a few months now. I'm a professional baker insofar that I get paid to bake bread and pastries, but I've still got a lot to learn.
I'm 26 and live in Rhode Island and have been surrounded by some pretty fantastic bakeries for years (Seven Stars Bakery, Olga's Cup & Saucer, The Village Hearth)... tasting these breads for years is what made me want to begin baking bread myself.
A few years ago, I made a sourdough starter using the technique outlined in Nancy Silverton's Breads From the La Brea Bakery and some wild concord grapes. It was a huge success and I've been baking sour dough breads since.
I hope to keep learning and contribute what I know to TFL.