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The Writer's Studio: Bonnie Ohara's Cookbook Launch

  • Tri-Chromatic Gallery 1321 J Street Modesto, CA, 95354 United States (map)

Join us for a special Writer's Studio - Alchemy Bread Co. baker Bonnie Ohara's book launch for BREAD BAKING FOR BEGINNERS!

Come down to Tri-Chromatic Gallery on Thursday, December 13th for an interview, audience Q&A and party to celebrate Bonnie's wonderful first book. Our host, Dana Koster, will interview Bonnie about how she became a bread baker, what it's like to run a cottage bakery here in Modesto and how she came to publish her cookbook. After that, we'll open the floor to questions, so try some recipes in the next few weeks and Bonnie will live-troubleshoot your loaf issues!

If you can't make the interview/Q&A portion of the evening, come for the party! You're welcome to stay for as much or as little of the event as you like. There will be fresh bread, cake, champagne and other goodies for the celebration and if you bring a copy of BREAD BAKING FOR BEGINNERS, Bonnie will sign it for you. She'll also have a limited quantity of books for sale as well as Alchemy Bread Co. bags and shirts. Come join us!

BONNIE OHARA is a self-taught sourdough bread baker who has been perfecting her craft since 2010. With a background in literature and art, she comes to baking with a visual style and runs her company with a heart for storytelling. When she’s not baking sourdoughs for Alchemy Bread in her 1920s bungalow, you can find her bicycling the trails with her three children, picking up veggies and fruit at the farmers market, or checking out cookbooks and picture books at the library.

“What a sweet joy I found in this book! Bread is the deepest symbol of community, and it is hard to find someone who has baked a more beautiful life than Bonnie Ohara. Here is a knowledgeable teacher, a tender cheerleader, and a joyful friend to teach you how to take the first steps―from building your first yeasted dough to playing with starters. The daunting task of making your own bread seems approachable and warm here, as Bonnie easily mixes anecdotes, bakers’ formulas, pictures of her kids laughing, terminology, and beautiful golden loaves within these pages. More than just for beginners, this book lays the foundation for anyone to become a great bread-maker."―Rose Lawrence, founder of Red Bread and pastry chef at Rustic Canyon

“An uncomplicated explanation of a complicated subject. Clear and encouraging, this wonderful book will inspire confidence in those ready to bake their own bread at home.”―Rachel Frost, senior bread baker at Della Fattoria

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