Sunday, November 8, 2015

Baking Bread the (easy) Traditional Way

If you love homemade bread but you always thought it was too challenging or time-consuming . .  here's the workshop for you:

Baking Bread the (easy) Traditional Way

This Roots & Wings workshop is taught by Coco Zordan, the local dynamo who taught our tomato sauce making and canning workshop earlier this fall. The group of us that had the good fortune to take that class learned about more than tomato sauce:  we found out what to look for when purchasing olive oil, a technique for cleaning vegetables, the most essential kitchen tool (a sharp knife) and much more. Her motto of “healthy easy cooking from scratch” inspired us all.

Coco promises there's a quick and simple way to make bread. She says, “In Baking Bread the (easy) Traditional Way, we'll be making dough in different ways: food processor, blender and by hand. I'll bring some dough ready to use: some for making sandwich bread or ciabatta, and some for making focaccia/pizza, and artisan rustic bread."  

“By the end of the class people will be able to take some bread home as well as some dough to practice their baking skills later in their kitchen.”

As class size is small (6-8 people), we are offering this workshop twice. Please register as soon as you can.

WHERE: @ South Presbyterian Church 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY   

COST: $20 per class. Material is included in the price*  Roots & Wings CSA Members $10.

* “I will send you a couple of reminders before the class date to let you know what you'll need to bring with you.” --Coco


Costanza Zordan is a health coach and graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. "I help people make changes in their life starting with what they eat."

A native of Parma, Italy, Coco has lived since 2007 in Hastings-on-Hudson with her husband and 3 daughters. She has participated in many Roots & Wings programs, and blogs about  her love of good food at Coco's Bread. Her life motto is Mens sana in corpore sano (a sound mind in a healthy body).

"Since I moved from Italy to the US twenty years ago, I tried to recreate the flavors that I had left behind. Flavors that were deeply connected to my mom, my childhood, and my memories. Food is the main meme transmitted among Italians. We love spending time at table, while talking about what we’re eating, what we have eaten and what we’re going to eat next. Exchanging recipes is our favorite hobby (also among men), along with sharing food with others as a sign of friendship and love."