Let’s Bake Organic Bread and Change the World Together

Join Chef Heather, from Farm & Flame catering/food truck and me, Florencia Ramirez, at the Farm and Flame commercial kitchen to bake and break bread together this Thursday, January 18 from 6:00-8:00 in Westlake Village, CA. Upcoming class on Wednesday, January 31 in Downtown Oxnard’s Fresh & Fabulous.

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On Wednesday, Heather and I met at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market. Our task, to purchase flour for the class from Kandarian Farms. Larry Kandarian, a dry organic farmer from San Luis Obispo, left his home at 2:00 in the morning to make it in time for the market. The closure of the 101 did not keep him away from his favorite farmers’ market.

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From right to left: Dry farmer Larry Kandarian @kandarianorganicfarms, Jolie, Kathy Turk @makenbreadngreens, Cookbook Author, Hilary Boyton @livyumyum, Chef Heather Worrell @farmandflame, Author Florencia Ramirez @eatlesswater. Photo credit: Charles Barth @slowfoodventuracounty

Heather met me at 12:30 P.M, the time the fresh bread made by Larry’s great friend, Guy appears on the cutting board tucked away in the back of the white tent. Guy, with a following of over 13K of his bread pictures on Instagram @CEORbread, doesn’t sell his bread. Instead, he shares it with friends.

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Guy’s bread made with Larry’s grain is a supple work of art. Purrs of happiness escaped our mouths with each bite. Good bread speaks to all the senses.

Bread doesn’t need to be braided or scored with intricate designs to taste extraordinary. It begins with the ingredients. Guy agrees. He pointed to Larry’s flour each time someone complimented his bread.  

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Knead with us. We will feature Larry’s ancient grain flour and speak about why the choice of ingredients matter, like grain, to water systems in California and beyond. Your reward will be bread that makes you purr made with your hands in your kitchen oven again and again.

To reserve your spot email me directly at azulflorencia@gmail.com. Indicate the class you are interested in attending.

Class cost is $60 per person. You will make and take enough dough to bake two large organic loaves of bread. Bring a companion for $30 and/or child for $25.

The class is in Downtown Oxnard is on Wednesday, January 31 from 6:00-8:30 at Fresh & Fabulous with Chef/Nutritionist Magda.

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There is power in the collective!

Be well,

Florencia

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