I really don't know how to convey the understanding that bread is a vital and beloved element of the French Food Culture. Bread seems almost sacred to them. When Roland began to introduce me to the world of bread I was one of those that believed that "the cheaper, the better". I had absolutely no concept of what quality bread even looked like. I had heard of sourdough bread but I had no clue as to the difference between artificially manufactured sourdough and naturally made sourdogh. I was amazed the first time I saw him peeling apples that would become part of the fermentation process that would be the start of our incredible homemade sourdough bread. Roland loves to make bread and during the winter months it's an especially nice treat to have the warmth and smell of fresh baked bread floating around!
I have some pics of various French Breads from our culinary tour, A Taste of LeBerry, that we took in 2010. Unfortunately, I've not got them posted in our photo journal, as yet. As soon as I return to Missouri from Texas, I'll try to get those up. Who knows? Maybe you will be enticed to make your own bread. Roland is available for cooking classes in your home. What a fun experience for you and a group of your friends to learn to make your own bread. Contact us for our various cooking classes and pricing.
Here are some articles I found of some who truely appreciate the experience of French Bread:
Definately, we all want good food that is good for us! And now, more than ever, good food seems to be a number one topic in our society. Magazine articles and television programs seem to be more and more about food. Farmers' markets and cooking classes are springing up all over the country. Somehow, it seems, we had a cultural lag where what our parents and grandparents knew all along was ignored and almost forgotten. Now, anything to do with good food is becoming a national pastime.
Chef Roland is fortunate in that he has worked in the food industry for over forty years. However, I've ate his Mom's food and, trust me, she would inspire anyone's palate. He grew up immersed in the rich traditional cuisine of Central France and now, with A Taste of Le Berry Culinary Tour, Chef Roland shares the wonderfully famous wines, cheese, bread and culinary fare of Central France that is "home cooking" for him.
Recently, Chef Roland participated in a summer Food Camp for 6th grade students at Mississippi State University. A whole week was spent from eight in the morning until five in the afternoon educating the children not only in the history and production of food but in hands-on instruction where they were responsible for preparing their own meals each day.
On Saturday, the 31st of July, Chef Roland catered Dinner and Dessert Crepes during the Wedding Expo held by Chateau Charmant, a local wedding destination castle located in the Ozarks Region of Missouri.
With a long career, including a wide variety of culinary experiences, Chef Roland found his passion for culinary instruction while working with Food, Science and Nutrition at Mississippi State University. Whether working on your Culinary Development, pursuing your Passion For Good Food, or just Looking For Something to Do With Friends, Chef Roland can present a cooking class to meet your needs, in your own home!
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When Roland and I met, I was one of those people who opened the box or can and warmed up the family meal. After our marriage in 2005, I truely began to appreciate what food is really about, not only that it can taste very good, and be nutritious, but that it can be a celebration of who you are and the people that you share it with.