Baguettes & Alternative Grains
Showcased at the Kneading Conference
Rediscovering Baguettes: an update on the classic French staple
We will begin with the traditional lean dough defined by French law and explore creative ways to amplify flavor through both flour choices and fermentation practices. 

From start to finish we’ll cover mixing, shaping, scoring, and baking so be prepared to get your hands dirty!
About the Presenter:
Jacqueline Eng

Jacqueline was not always a baker. In fact, it wasn’t until she was freelancing as a classical percussionist around New York City that she discovered a curiosity for baking. When the passion for hosting bake sale fundraisers overtook her drive to “practice practice practice” she knew it was time to take the leap and pursue a career in food.

As head baker for the Altamarea Group Jacqueline oversees bread production for Vaucluse , Ai Fiori , and Marea , all from the commissary bakery within Vaucluse.
Jacqueline aims to spread love and knowledge about the benefits of using heritage grains and stone milled flours any chance she gets (She’ll talk your ear off if you give her the chance). Her mission is to push the boundaries of what you expect from your neighborhood bakery while maintaining an unrelenting standard for the classics you know and love.

Prior to joining the team at Vaucluse Jacqueline honed her craft at places like Petee’s Pie Co ., Arcade Bakery , and the International Culinary Center .
Flour As Flavour: how to highlight alternative whole grains in your baking
Join us for a hands-on class where the flavours of grain will be our focus. In this workshop we will highlight wheat-alternatives, like barley and buckwheat, that bring a distinctive, full flavour to baked goods, sweet and savoury alike. 

Items will include:
Buckwheat- almond poundcake
Maple corn cookie with heirloom flint corn
Malted barley tuile
Berkshire bran biscuits
About the Presenter:
Dawn Woodward

Dawn Woodward is a grain activist, committed to putting sustainable regional grains back on our tables. She started Evelyn’s Crackers in 2008. Evelyn’s, named after her daughter, is located in Toronto, Ontario.
Dawn sources directly from Ontario farmers and millers and is constantly developing different formulas for breads, crackers, pastries, baking mixes, cookies and more. In addition to leading the production at Evelyn’s Crackers, she has taught baking at George Brown Culinary College and was a keynote speaker at the WSU Grain Gathering in Mt. Vernon, where she has lead whole grain baking workshops for the past several years. Dawn can be found behind the cracker table at the Wychwood Farmers Market every Saturday and offers her services to businesses wanting to shift to small and regional grains. 

Celebrate a belated Earth Day at Flatbread Pizza in Portland , ME on Sunday, April 28 from 11-4PM. The Maine Grain Alliance will be joined by a bevy of sustainable organizations focused on the importance of clean air, land, and water. This is the 5th year in a row Flatbread in Portland has celebrated with a unique event. 
Passing along info regarding other exciting grain happenings in Maine...
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Save the Date
DATE:  Saturday, JULY 27, 2019.
HOURS:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
PLACE:  Skowhegan State Fairgrounds

Over 60 vendors await you at the Artisan Bread Fair. Come for delicious breads and pastries, handmade pizza baked in a wood-fired oven, handmade kitchen wares, Artisan halvah, maple syrup, jams, butter, cheese, the best books and equipment for baking at home, professional bakers to answer your questions, live music, beautiful kitchen linens, demos, and superb Maine made foods.

Featured Sponsor: Redington-Fairview General Hospital
The Mission of Redington-Fairview General Hospital (RFGH) is to develop, provide, and facilitate quality comprehensive, cost-effective health services for the people we serve.

Redington-Fairview General Hospital is an independent community hospital located in Skowhegan, Maine. RFGH has provided quality, comprehensive health services to the residents of Somerset County since 1952. A member of the Maine Hospital Association, RFGH offers inpatient and outpatient services in many specialities, has a network of community-based primary care and pediatric physicians, and provides 24-hour emergency medical services.
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