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Magazine Article about Sinclair's Bakery

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Magazine Article about Sinclair's Bakery

Hey Everybody,
I haven't been very active here lately, but thought the Freshloafians might appreciate a recent article that was written about me and my mobile bakery in Bread Magazine.  Click on the photo below to see the article.

Photos are by: Tim Goessman, Stephanie, and yours truly ;)

Enjoy.

-Mark

 

 

 

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andychrist

Great read, thanks for sharing Mark.

Have you thought about marketing plans for the trailer/opening franchises?

You obviously take joy as an instructor and your videos are dynamite— it's hard not to dream of an army of Sinclair's roaming the earth, overwhelming the local populaces. I'd succumb in a heartbeat!

P.S.: What do you do with all those loaves that don't sell, donate them to food pantries or dry them out and process for sale as bread crumbs?

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mcs

Nope, there aren't any franchises in the works.  Although I agree that an army of these trailer roaming the Earth would be quite impressive.

As far as the leftovers go, I try to keep them to a minimum.  Many market days I sell out or have just enough for breakfast for myself the next day.  If I have a little more than I want, then I'll often give it to my neighbor vendors or regular customers.  If I have quite a bit, I donate the bread and pastries to a local women's shelter.

-Mark

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dabrownman

i was on YouTube looking up brioche videos and up popped yours.  

Well done Mark and happy baking the mobile way

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mcs

Thank you for the encouragement and as always for holding the fort down here at TFL.  Happy baking to you!

-Mark

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Janetcook

HI Mark,

Thanks for sharing this.  I have read your blogs since coming here about 5 years ago and thought you had been baking for years and years and years so it was very eye opening to read that you hadn't been.  You just jumped into the deep end so to speak.  I am so glad it has turned out because I have benefitted a lot from all the videos you have posted here and on your site.  You are a master when it comes to capturing the dance of bread baking on video - truly.

Had to smile when I turned the page and saw your potato rolls.  I just baked up a batch yesterday.  The ones I kept are gone.  The second pan went to our local fire station guys and I suspect they are gone now too.

Thanks for everything.  I even told my 25 year old son who is out of work about what you have done hoping he may take an interest….not yet but who knows what his future holds.  All a wide open book loaded with adventure.

Take Care,

Janet

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mcs

I started baking professionally for someone else just over 20 years ago, but took a long break from it before starting my own business about 8 years ago. During the break time, I of course spent my spare time like the rest of the people here, baking as an amateur for myself, family, and friends.  :)

I just had some potato rolls with burgers last night for dinner and for lunch today as PBJs.  I'm glad you enjoy them too.

Thanks again for the kind words, Janet.  

Take Care,

-Mark

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dablues

Wonderful!

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mcs

Thanks ;)

-Mark

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pmccool

when he runs out of TFLers to interview?

What a delightful write-up, Mark.  I'm so glad to see your story shared outside the TFL community, too.

To quote Peter Reinhart, "May your bread always rise."

Paul

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mcs

I suppose when Jarkko gets to that point, he will be stuck just baking instead of interviewing. ;)

Happy Baking to you!

-Mark

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PalwithnoovenP

I learned a lot! I also bake by feel up to now. It was nice to read you story, full of inspiration for those dreaming to have their own bakery someday. I go watch your videos now.

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Mini Oven

but here when it rains, folks hit the mall.  I can be packed full of people.  :)