You're invited to CABB2 -- A New Group for Advanced Bread Bakers in Chicago
Advanced bread baker? In Chicago? Join CABB2!
CABB2 is a new meetup group for advanced bread bakers -- both amateur and professional. We call the group "CABB2" because it's a spinoff of Chicago Amateur Bread Bakers, a group we've been organizing for the past 2½ years. Both groups share a mission to create informal opportunities for bakers to learn together and exchange knowledge, through in-person, free-of-charge meetings.
What's different about CABB2?: While Chicago Amateur Bread Bakers is a purely collaborative group for bread bakers of all skill levels, CABB2 bakers are encouraged to be both collaborative and competitive with one another. (If you're a beginner, we encourage you to join Chicago Amateur Bread Bakers.)
The Year of the Baguette: Over the next 12 months, CABB2 will meet 4 times, each meeting focused on a different set of skills needed to craft a baguette. We chose the baguette because it's a classic bread, which to bake well requires mastery of a number of fundamental skills. A baker who can bake a delicious, well-formed baguette is prepared to take on many other bread-baking challenges and succeed.
Meeting Schedule: We meet every 3 months, on the 4th Wednesday of the month.
- Part 1: Shaping and Scoring -- Wednesday, July 24, 2013.
- Part 2: Hydration -- Wednesday, October, 23, 2013.
- Part 3: Autolysis, Pre-ferments -- Wednesday, January 22, 2014.
- Part 4: Sourdough -- Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
After each meeting, we'll go for a casual dinner together.
We look forward to baking and learning with you!
Jacqueline ("bagel") + Dado ("rye")