|The 10th Asheville Artisan Bread Bakers' Festival celebrating local farmers, millers and bakers – the first of its kind in the Southeast -- will feature the talents of five of the most respected bakers in the United States: Lionel Vatinet, Didier Rosada, Peter Reinhart, Dominique Homo, and Harry Peemoeller. This two-day event offers an opportunity for bread enthusiasts and professional bakers to break bread together, to improve their baking skills, share ideas, and network within the artisan bread community.|
On Saturday April 12 from 10am to 2pm, over 15 local artisan bakeries will be sampling and selling their breads at the Magnolia Building on Asheville’s A-B Tech campus; hands-on workshops and lectures by the featured guest artisan bakers will take place from 10am to 4pm at the same location. In addition, one special workshop is being held at the Carolina Ground Mill, with a stone dressing demonstration by Roger and Tass Jansen of Jansen Gristmills. Tickets are required for all workshops and can be purchased at the festival website.