Down on Dempster Street in Evanston, the artisanal bakery Hewn turns out hearty, flavorful bread the way it was made hundreds of years ago. The store has become a major presence in the Chicago food scene and recognized nationally for its farmer-miller-baker advocacy. On Wednesday, April 24th at 7 PM, the Glencoe Public Library welcomes Hewn’s head baker, Ellen King, to speak about the ingredients and techniques she has revived to produce extraordinary loaves. There will be samples! This event is free and open to the public.
Ms. King's new book is Heritage Baking: Recipes for Rustic Breads and Pastries Baked with Artisanal Flour from Hewn Bakery, and it's a go-to resource for bakers of all skill levels who love new information and techniques that lead to better loaves and more flavor. 45 foolproof recipes for delicious, nutritious, good-for-the-gut breads and pastries star a wide range of artisanal flours that are readily available to home bakers. These flours add layers of flavor and texture, and combined with a natural starter and long fermentation, make these baked goods enjoyable even by those who have difficulty with gluten. In-depth master tutorials to starter, country loaves, and adjusting recipes for different flours are paired with step-by-step photography sequences that help visual learners get these fundamentals just right.Heritage Baking includes recipes for one-of-a-kind rolls, scones, muffins, coffee cake, cookies, brownies, and more, in is a new take on baking for the home baker's cookbook canon.
Can't make it to the event? Give us a call at 847-446-8880, and we'll be happy to arrange a persoanlized signed copy for you--great for gift giving to the foodie in your life!
".There's nowhere else you can get such good bread made with flour that been so thoughtfully sourced... Here, Ellen shows you how to do it." — Mark Bittman, author of the How to Cook Everything series