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Sourdough Bread Baking Class Sunday May 20 12:00 Noon


SUNDAY, MAY 20, 12:00 Noon

Read this first – menu is below:

The following paragraph does NOT apply to those who have already attended one of my cooking events. This paragraph is only for those who are NEW to the group who RSVP.  I was a cooking teacher for 16 years and I’ve also done over 100 of these high-end gourmet cooking parties in my home, this group has met every month since 1999, and these cooking events for both you and me are like buying a theater ticket or planning a vacation. Every event is carefully planned and requires about 20 hours of my time. The 500 people who have attended are sincere individuals with too many positive and sophisticated qualities to mention.  The typical guest takes RSVPs and commitments seriously, shows up, and can be counted on. I knew when I started advertising through the internet I would have some challenges. I had 7 women cancel within 24 hours of one party. If you have never attended one of my cooking events please note:

All of the following rigmarole and drama will result in your being removed from the group:

1) Sit on the list for days with an RSVP and cancel within 3 days of the event

2) no shows

3)  You must have a current picture of yourself - no odd or substitute photos

3) telling me you can’t attend because you are sick, car problems, or any other reason.  If you can't attend your first event, you are removed from the group, no exceptions.

4)  Please do not call me the day of the event except for when you need driving directions, I am too busy that day.

5)  Please do NOT text me ever.


SUNDAY, MAY 20, 12:00 COST $10

White Sourdough Bread with Blue Cheese Layers


Rye Sourdough Bread

Wine and Cheese (please bring one cheese to share with the bread, fancy cheese please, no cheddar, etc., don’t bring a lot and spend a bundle, a few ounces will suffice, please don’t ask me questions about your cheese purchase)

Format/details: One of our members Scott, has kept a sourdough starter and made sourdough bread every week for 20 years. A couple of us went to his house and made bread. It was very instructional, Scott is super fun, and he is going to lead the group through bread making at my house. We’re not going to be drinking for hours. One glass of wine will be served when you arrive and a second glass of wine when the bread is ready hours later. Please be flexible, bread rising is variable, but with my two ovens, we expect it to take about 5 hours. Expect music, dancing and singing. Bring a CD to share. Lunch and dinner will not be served. But you can bring anything you want to eat or drink and you don’t have to share it! If you want to whip out a tuna sandwich and start munching or open a can of fancy soda in front of us, that’s okay!! You may bring some food or dessert to share. It is absolutely NOT a requirement or expectation.

So what is there to do for all that time? Here are some ideas:

Mingle and laugh.

Watch TV, I have cable.

Leave for a while and come back.

Bring your bike and go for a ride in the neighborhood.

Take a walk.

Bring your laptop, I have wireless.

Go to the basement and nap on the couch.

Look at the new bread books I bought.

Go run an errand and come back.

Leave early.

It’s Sunday, let’s RELAX. The cooking group is family anyway.



YOU NEED TO SIGN GROUND RULES (Below) THAT YOU AGREE TO HELP WITH DISHES (I'll provide you a copy of the ground rules when you arrive, please just read them for now).

DISHES: Cleanup takes less than 30 minutes after dinner because everyone helps with cleanup and dishes so the kitchen is left tidy after the event. Everything but the pots and pans go in the dishwasher, all glassware including wine glasses go in the dishwasher, and we run a fast dishwasher load during dinner so cleanup isn’t too bad because everyone pitches in. When you finish your recipe prep, put your equipment in the dishwasher or in the sink.
AFTER DINNER CLEANUP: wash and dry large pans (take turns), load dishwasher, wipe off counters, put away the leaf in the table, drain dishwater, someone be a good egg and take out the trash.
PRACTICE HELPFUL GROUP BEHAVIOR: If you have downtime on your recipe, ask if other teams need any help.
WASH HANDS: at start of event and throughout the cooking process. Cooking sanitation class teaches that every time we touch anything (move a chair/shake a hand) and we are going to touch food, we should rewash our hands.
I agree to these ground rules. I am participating at my own risk. I understand that burns, allergic reactions or mishaps that I cause or incur will be my responsibility.

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Signed Print Name Date

(This is signed at the event, not before.)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I was glad to be able to share my baking skills. Diana was nice enough to allow us to turn her nicely polished wood floor into a dance area. We made bread, and between risings, we danced to cd's I brought and ones that Diana had. Kudos to Diana for hosting such a fun, wonderful cooking adventure. Also, thanks to all the great guests who attended and made it such a successful event.

    May 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very nice experience and I learned a lot. Thank you Diana and Scott !!!

    May 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time and meet many new people. Was very impressed with the bread and guest baker and the other guests. Thank yo Diana for thinking of such a great group!

    May 21, 2012

  • Deborah S.

    Had a wonderful time. Thanks Diana for organizing such a wonderful class.

    May 20, 2012

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