Grand Central Market | Events | 2nd Annual Los Angeles Bread Festival at Grand Central Market DUPLICATE | SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 4th & 5th 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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2nd Annual Los Angeles Bread Festival at Grand Central Market DUPLICATE
June 04, 2016

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 4th & 5th

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

REGISTER FOR THE FREE WORKSHOPS HERE!

The Los Angeles Bread Festival is back! Get ready to carbo load as Grand Central Market hosts the second annual Los Angeles Bread Festival on June 4th and 5th. The free, two-day event is a celebration of Southern California's artisanal bread renaissance and an invitation to the public to experience the many expressions of L.A. bread at its best.

Throughout the weekend, Grand Central Market vendors will provide an eclectic offering of special, one-time only bread menu offerings--special, hearth-baked loaves from Clark Street Bread, cornbread from Horse Thief BBQ, flatbread specials from Madcapra, handmade tortillas from Chiles Secos, "butter flights" from DTLA Cheese, salted caramel bread pudding and fruit bread pudding from Valerie Confections Bakery & Café, cultured butter and Bruce Kalman's signature giardiniere from Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market and much more. 

The festival will also include a pop-up marketplace showcasing local bread bakers and purveyors of jam and nut butters, as well as bread-centric workshops and demonstrations.

POP-UP VENDORS

Los Angeles Bread Bakers

Milo & Olive

Grist & Toll

Suzie Clark from The Underground Bakery

Lodge Bread Co.

Dad The Baker

Lemonbird Jams

Indie Jams

La Brea Bakery

Spread the Love: Homemade Organic Peanut Butter

M. Greenwood Jams

The King's Roost

Bub and Grandma's

SpeakEasy Bakery

Antigua Artisan Bread

Challah Hub

Pagnol Boulanger

Superba Food + Bread

SEED Bakery

Community Bread Bake

Free No-knead Bread Demo

Saturday, June 4th, Noon

Get out your aprons and learn how to make bread from scratch. Using simple ingredients and techniques, you’ll learn how to make bakery-worthy loaves on your own. Bake at home, or plan on returning Sunday to bake for free in our wood-burning bread oven.

Free Community Bread Bake

Sunday, June 5th,  1-5pm

The Festival’s mobile wood-burning bread oven will be fired up accepting your homemade loaves, ready to bake for free!

The "community bread oven" where, in the past, a village would gather to communally bake its loaves in one large oven. Michael O’Malley, a sculpture professor at Pomona College, has created M.O.M.O. (Michael O’Malley’s Mobile Oven) as a social-practice art project. He will bring M.O.M.O. to the Bread Festival Market and encourages attendees to bring their own unbaked loaf to be baked in the wood-burning oven.



There are four baking times. Show up early, or sign up here to reserve a spot!

• Sunday, June 5th,  1pm

• Sunday, June 5th,  2pm

• Sunday, June 5th,  3pm

• Sunday, June 5th,  4pm

 

DEMO/CLASS SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, JUNE 4th

9am - 6pm: Pop-Up Bread Marketplace

10am: Pita with Clemence Gossett

Join Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett of The Gourmandise School for a super fast, herb-infused Pita Bread demonstration (with a little bit of hands on action). Bring a container if you'd like to bring home some sourdough starter!

11am: Biscuits with Nicole Rucker

Join Nicole Rucker, pastry chef and owner of Rucker's Pie, to make your very own southern Angel Biscuit. We'll be making the fluffiest biscuits in town then bake them off in the festival’s wood-burning oven. Nicole will also talk about boosting cake and quick bread recipes with a little yeast. 

12pm: No-Knead Bread Demo

Learn the simple technique of bread making from scratch using the no-knead bread recipe from the Institute of Domestic Technology. Learn about types of flour, where to purchase them, how to shape loaves and achieve the perfect crust. You’ll learn how to recreate a professional bread baker's oven at home or bring your proofed loaf from class the Festival’s Community Bread Bake on Sunday. 

1-2pm: Feel the Churn Butter Aerobics

Work up a sweat while transforming a jar of cream into butter! If you’ve never made butter before, you might not expect it to be a workout. But take a small jar of cream and shake it vigorously for maybe 20 minutes and you’ll feel the churn. Jimmy Fusil and Michael Patrick Wait take the workout part to the next level with some good old-fashioned aerobics moves performed to a buttery soundtrack. 

1pm: Sourdough Starter 101

Make your own wild yeast starter to take-home. Wild yeast (sourdough) starters are used in place of store-bought, packaged yeast to add that yeasty, sourdough taste we crave in artisan loaves.

2pm: Baking with Heritage Grains at Home

Mark Stambler, a home-based baker and Mai Nguyen, a biodynamic farmer and farm-based organizer, will discuss their experiences baking with and cultivating heritage grains using biodynamic methods. Their talk will address how these grains taste, are used to bake with and how they are cultivated. The audience will have a chance to sample the results.

3pm: Muesli Making and DIY Flavor Bar

Join Roe Sie of Silver Lake’s The Kings Roost to create your own bowl of Museli from scratch. You’ll make your own freshly rolled oats on a wooden KoMo roller mill, then add your choice additions such as chopped nuts and dried fruit from the Bread Festival's Flavor Bar™.  We’ll supply all the ingredients including a variety of milks.

3-4pm: Feel the Churn Butter Aerobics

Work up a sweat while transforming a jar of cream into butter! If you’ve never made butter before, you might not expect it to be a workout. But take a small jar of cream and shake it vigorously for maybe 20 minutes and you’ll feel the churn. Jimmy Fusil and Michael Patrick Wait take the workout part to the next level with some good old-fashioned aerobics moves performed to a buttery soundtrack.

4pm: Grain and Cats Lecture

Join Los Angeles Bread Bakers co-founder Erik Knutzen to answer the following important questions: Why is it that cats come from the same part of the world where people first figured out how to grow and store grain? Would we have bread if we didn't have cats? We'll explore the ancient history of famous cats and take a detour into the related world of distillery cats and ship's cats. 

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 5th

9am - 6pm: Pop-Up Bread Marketplace

10am: Matzah Making WorkshopPresented by NuRoots

Join chef Sonya Masinovsky as she guides you through the traditions and process of making matzah. You’ll make a matzah for yourself, then gather around the community wood-burning oven as it bakes. Afterward, we’ll dip our fresh matzah into an assortment of horseradish, olive oil, and other dips.

11am:  Challah Making: Presented by NuRoots

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to learn everything you ever knead to know about braiding tasty challah bread with the carb-loving ladies of Challah Hub. Don't know anything about challah bread? Think it's pronounced HAH-LAH? No worries! Come join this challah bread braiding extravaganza, then bake your very own loaf of challah in the Festival’s wood-burning oven to take home. 

12:00pm: Tortilla making with Chiles Secos 

1:00pm - 5:00pm: Community Bread Bake

The Festival’s mobile wood-burning bread oven will be fired up accepting your homemade loaves, ready to bake for free! Take Saturday’s No-knead bread class then bring your loaf to the Bake! Sign up here to reserve a spot!

2 - 3pm: Basic Home Bread Baking: La Brea Bakery 

Matthew McDonald, Director of Culinary Innovation for La Brea Bakery, will demonstrate his basic home bread baking technique from start to finish. He’ll cover the fundamental bread baking process from ingredient selection to cooling. Learn from a pro and up your home bread baking skills!

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Celebrating the cuisines and cultures of Los Angeles since 1917, the historic Grand Central Market food arcade (between Broadway and Hill Street at the base of Angels Flight) is an unparalleled eating and shopping experience showcasing the best local chefs, culinary purveyors and entrepreneurs. For more information visit www.grandcentralmarket.com and connect with us on Instagram @GrandCentralMarketla or www.facebook.com/GrandCentralMarket.

 

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