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Hello from Southeast Michigan

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timvim

Hello from Southeast Michigan

I just found this site through Stumbleupon.com. Have always enjoyed cooking and baking (mother was a baker). Now that I am retired I have the time to broaden my breadmaking horizons. Recently found J. Laheys book and have had good success with his recipes. I look forward to learning a lot more from folks with a lot more experience than I, and reading recommended text (cook) books. Happy to be here.

Tim

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ehanner

Welcome to the site Tim. I look forward to seeing your work. A lot of folks have learned to bake great bread at home by participating in these discussions. Finding a technique that works for you is all it takes.

Eric

 

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timvim

Thanks for the welcome.

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arlo

Hi Tim for Southeast Michigan! I am Arlo from Mid-Michigan!

Hope you enjoy these excellent forums, I know I do! I look forward to your posts in the future and watching you progress.

Take care!

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timvim

Thanks for the Welcome ! I am amazed at the amount of info here.

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mkelly27

Clare, Mi. that is. Around which all else revolves.

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timvim

Thanks for saying Hi. Am familiar with Clare, a great town.

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EdY MI

Welcome to TFL from another Southeastern Michigander. I too am recently retired and began my journey in part thru Lahey's book. Reading the posts from the accomplished bakers here at TFL has introduced me to many great breads and broadened my baking skills. A great place to learn and grow.

Ed

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timvim

Thanks for the Welcome and congratulations on retirement.

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richkaimd

Welcome aboard! 

May I suggest the following in using this website:  read it regularly, using the "search box" before you ask questions because you'll find lots of ideas more quickly, watch all the videos and then go back to the ones that you need now and then, use your favorite search engine (Google, Bing, whatever) to find other videos, get a simple textbook (DiMuzio's Breadbaking, for example) and read it to get a basic foundation (doing this will make it easier to understand cookbooks), practice a lot and tell us all about your successes and failures, and using this website, see if you can find a local home baker with lots of experience who can give you hands-on experience.  If you cannot find a mentor, take a class or two, one for Northern European and one for Southern European breads.

 

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timvim

Thanks for the Welcome and advice on how to get the most out of this site.