The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

Hello from Carefree, Arizona

gamineski's picture

Hello from Carefree, Arizona

I'm a software engineer by day and a baker at night...learning how to bake french artisan and training ideas are welcome!

Looking forward to reading your forums and training and recommendations!


Jayne ( a.k.a gamineski )

Candango's picture

Lucky you to live in such an aptly named location.  Greetings from Virginia and welcome to TFL.  I know that others will jump in with welcomes and additional suggestions, but for now, have a look at the "Lessons" tab at the top of the TFL page, then check the FAQs and various blogs.  There is a wealth of material and I am sure you will enjoy it.  Have fun.


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Thanks for the welcome and I'll check out the lessons tab...looking forward!




dmsnyder's picture

Hi, Jayne.

Welcome to TFL!

In addition to the lessons, you might want to read the TFL Handbook and use the search box to find formulas or information of interest to you.

If you are looking for professional training, there are many options from courses at culinary institutes to apprenticeships with bakeries. What do you have in mind?


gamineski's picture

Hi David,


Thanks for the nice welcome... I'll check out the handbook during my lunch

break... and peruse the site contents...

As far as professional training, the culinary institutes are full time courses... I'm more

interested in evening/weekend courses that can help me get into baking artisan bread...

The phoenix metropolitan area doesn't seem to have much as far as bread mastery..if I lived in Oregon I think I would have a better chance.

I'll keep checking..thanks again for your help