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Thegreenbaker's picture
Thegreenbaker

Artisan bread school

I went on a whim googling for artisan bread classes seeing as there doesnt seem to be anything like KA here, that I have discovered yet.

 

My first stop...and this is WHERE I stopped because it just blew me out of the water!

The Artisan Bread School. *cries*

I found this course http://www.artisan-bread-school.com/location.htm

I want so bad to do it, but the money and time away from home is just too much to ask for.

bugger!

 

 

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JERSK's picture
JERSK

   Well it looks like you might be getting a glimpse of it. The baker at Judge's is one of the instructors in Tuscany. I just checked it out.

holds99's picture
holds99

TGB,

Great find.  The classes look terrific.  I would love to do the 5 day class.  Let's see, with 1.5 dollars per Euro... Hmmm, guess that's not in the cards for me in the forseeable future.  But it's definitely the stuff dreams are made of.

 

Thegreenbaker's picture
Thegreenbaker

lol I know! :(

 

How awesomme!

I'd put the money to it if I were opening a bakey....buuut, I'm not, so I will pine in silence ;)

 

 

Rosalie's picture
Rosalie

If I just happened to be going to Tuscany anyway - as if!

Rosalie

KipperCat's picture
KipperCat

It would be wonderful - the course and the location.  Heck, I'd be thrilled with either one!

breadline's picture
breadline

There's a rumour that Carl Shavitz of ABS might be doing a class in the USA. More to follow.

holds99's picture
holds99

Breadline,

Thanks for the "rumour" info.  Please keep us posted if you find out where and when Shavitz will be conducting a class (or classes).

Howard

 

breadline's picture
breadline

It's worth keeping an eye on the appropriate Artisan Bread School website page for information about class(es) in the USA

http://www.artisan-bread-school.com/othercourses.htm

If I hear anything more I'll post the information for you. 

 

holds99's picture
holds99

Thanks.  I just copied the Artisan Bread School link into my "Favorites" file and will check it periodically for classes in the U.S..  I would really like to attend some classes.  It's good to see, up close and personal, the techinques used by professionals instructors.  Over the years I have taken cooking lessions and attended demos on cooking conducted by professional chefs and find that I always come away with some technique that I either didn't know or one that corrects something that I was doing incorrectly.  Baking cookbooks are great and there are some really execellent books out there now, a number of which I have purchased and use regularly.  But there's no substitute for actually seeing how it's done.  That's what I really like about taking classes and watching baking videos.  I also purchased a couple of King Arthur videos on artisan baking which have been extremely helpful.  Anyway, thanks again for your posting.

Howard

 

belfiore's picture
belfiore

sure bet Shavitz (or Peter Rinehart or any one else of that caliber) will be in Bakersfield, CA, bah humbug...heck, I wouldn't be if I didn't have to be!

breadline's picture
breadline

Just to let you know that the idea of Shavitz giving a class(es) in the USA is still being discussed.  Progress has been very slow.

holds99's picture
holds99

Breadline,

Thanks for your posting, appreciate the update.

Howard - St. Augustine, FL

doughdough's picture
doughdough

The weather in Italy during May was absolutely horrible. Sitting in an internet cafe keeping out of the rain and looking for something to do I came across The Fresh Loaf website and Artisan Bread School. Amazingly I was only 25 miles away from Mercatale. I phoned Mr Shavitz and, although it was between courses, he offered to give me a 1-day tutorial. An absolutely fantastic, if exhausting experience. The breads were delicious and to describe them as artisan would be an understatement, they are a labour of love. Shavitz is passionate about bread and is an inspiring teacher. If you have the opportunity of going to Artisan Bread School, take it. www.artisan-bread-school.com

 

doughdough

JeremyCherfas's picture
JeremyCherfas

Just to let you know, the previous link doesn't work. This one does.


Jeremy

doughdough's picture
doughdough

I spoke to Carl Shavitz over the weekend and he confirms that he is very close to concluding arrangements for classes on the East Coast 20, 22 and 24 October 2008. He wouldn't give further details but did say he'd let me know when everything is finalised. Watch this space and the ABS website.

 

Doughdough

holds99's picture
holds99

Looking forward to finding out where the classes will be taught.

 Howard - St. Augustine, FL

doughdough's picture
doughdough

Breaking news. Up to date information is now available at www.artisan-bread-school.com/USAclasses.htm

doughdough

msljy's picture
msljy

Carl Shavitz, founder of Artisan Bread School, is going to be teaching two one-day classes in October hosted by Miele in its NYC and Princeton, NJ showrooms. 

Students will make foccaccia, white bread with overnight sponge, pita and a 90-minute wholemeal with molasses and sesame seeds.  They’ll learn about controlling temperature variations, moulding and other techniques that can be used to make artisan bread at home.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Miele Manhattan Gallery
Architects & Designers Building
150 East 58th Street (between Third and Lexington Avenues), Suite 951

Friday, October 24, 2008
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Miele Princeton Design Center
9 Independence Way
Princeton, NJ

Space is limited.  Contact Vicki Robb at Miele, vrobb@mieleusa.com or (800) 843-7231 ext. 2515.

 

doughdough's picture
doughdough

I see that the Artisan Bread School website has been updated with the 2009 schedule. 

Check it out at

www.artisan-bread-school.com

 

doughdough

breadline's picture
breadline

Carl Shavitz will be giving two-day classes at Míele Design Centres in


Boca Raton, Florida 17 - 18 March 2009
Princeton, New Jersey 21 - 22 March 2009
New York City 24 - 25 March 2009


for further information you should contact:
Vicki Robb
Miele Inc.
(800) 843-7231 ext. 2515


email: VRobb@mieleusa.com

www.artisan-bread-school.com/USAclasses.htm


doughdough

breadline's picture
breadline

For those of you who have been following this, Carl Shavitz will be giving classes in the USA again.  One- and 2-day classes for Miele in New York City, Princeton NJ and Boca Raton FL.  There's also a 5-day course in Washington state in which you'll be baking the breads in a wood-fired oven:


http://www.artisan-bread-school.com/USAclasses.htm


And, it looks like Artisan Bread School has moved its home in Italy, and what a move it is. Have a look at the following:


http://www.artisan-bread-school.com/Fattoriadegliusignoli.htm
http://www.artisan-bread-school.com/courses.htm

breadline's picture
breadline

I thought I'd wait to sign up to Carl Shavitz's class in Princeton but that was a big mistake.  It's now FULL.  Why did I hesitate?  HELP!  Well, if you've just discovered Shavitz & Artisan Bread School don't do the same thing.  Book NOW

JeremyCherfas's picture
JeremyCherfas

But if you strip the location.htm off, it does.


Jeremy

breadline's picture
breadline

I don't actually know what strip the location.htm off means, but i just checked and it does work.  Clue me in.


http://www.artisan-bread-school.com/Fattoriadegliusignoli.htm

JeremyCherfas's picture
JeremyCherfas

The link in Thegreenbaker's original post that started this thread is http://www.artisan-bread-school.com/location.htm but if you click on that link the page cannot be found.


If, however, you strip off the location.htm and go to http://www.artisan-bread-school.com/ then it does work, and you get to the Artisan Bread School's home page.


No biggie.


Jeremy

msljy's picture
msljy

Artisan Bread School founder, Carl Shavitz, just finished teaching a series of classes in the US.


 


Check out a blog from the NYC class, http://gracenotesnyc.com/2010/04/01/artisan-bread-school/

erolk7's picture
erolk7

I took the class (wife's b'day gift for me, or herself not sure?) in March 2009.  It was a great class.  It broke me away from using my bread machine to doing everything by hand.  I've never looked back.  Carl is a very engaging teacher and he truly loves his "work".  Very good class.  I highly recommend it.

breadline's picture
breadline

Wow! Eureka! I see that the cost of Artisan Bread School courses in Italy have been reduced by 25%.   This seems too good to be true. Check it out at http://www.artisan-bread-school.com/fees.htm


 

breadline's picture
breadline

If you missed the courses in 2010 I see that the dates for 2011 and costs are already at


http://www.artisan-bread-school.com/courses.htm


and


http://www.artisan-bread-school.com/fees.htm

Sametovski's picture
Sametovski

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BakerSD's picture
BakerSD

Don't believe any of the comments made by breadline.


It is Carl Shavitz self promoting his course using this site for profitiering rather than contribution!!!