Summer is in full swing, with enough news to report to warrant a blog post.
In June, I taught my annual Science of Bread class at the Campbell Folk School. As usual, the students were inspiring in their love of bread and the recipes they tackled. I wrote a guest blog post about the class and the accompanying life lessons, which you can read here: https://blog.folkschool.org/2017/06/20/life-lessons-week-bread-class/
I’ll be unexpectedly teaching again at the Folk School this October, covering Carla’s “Baking Traditional Breads” class October 15–21. This is not my usual science-focused class, and I’m excited to practice some new recipes and to rework my usual lessons for a non-science audience. You can read more and register for the class here: https://classes.folkschool.org/class_details.aspx?pk=19971
Alicia Stemper, the author of Orange County’s Vitamin O blog, interviewed me for a post. Vitamin O highlights “the robust and wonderful people who make Orange County, North Carolina strong”! Her post is coming in August.
This month, I created a writing retreat for myself by staying for four night’s in a friend’s rental cottage on the Niantic River in Connecticut. (I grew up just across the river, and was up that way to visit friends.) I also took the train, which provided many more hours with my laptop. With so much quiet time to write, I finished the revision of the draft of my romance novel, which I initially wrote during NaNoWriMo last November. Several friends are now reading the draft to provide feedback, and I am beginning to look into the world of romance writers and publishers.
And finally, the arrival of Modernist Bread is approaching! I was awed to see my name listed among the names of the other contributors, such big names in the bread world, in the Kitchen Arts and Letters newsletter. Read it here: http://kitchenartsandletters.com/bookstore/products-page/professional/modernist-bread-early-purchase-offer/