Bread Baking Class:
Good bread is the harmony between crust and crumb, and the delight of flavor collaboration. It’s a canvas that is meant to complement your preference, creativity and indulgence. It’s the most comforting and basic of foods. The smell of fresh baked bread is incomparable. It takes practice, patience and diligence to bake bread and sourdough is the ultimate skill in bread baking.
Learn from baker, Aviv Fried how to begin a ‘mother’ starter, how to maintain it over years to come and how to make great tasting, organic and crusty bread that is piece of art. Your will learn to knead, shape and understand dough so you can bake on your own. Apart from bread, you will make your own pizza and bake it at Sidewalk Citizen Bakery’s Italian bread oven.
Aviv Fried is dedicated to making the best bread. One of Calgary’s beloved bakers, Aviv is the owner of Sidewalk Citizen Bakery which specializes in long fermentation, organic sourdough breads.
Aviv holds a Physics Honours Degree and Masters in Bio-medical Engineering from the University of Calgary. He turned down a finance to pursue his passion and become an artisan baker. Self-taught, he later trained in Vermont at King Arthurs Flour with Jeffery Hamelman and in Paris with the famed sourdough baker, Jean-Luc Poujauran. In March 2010, Aviv went on a learning expedition during which he baked sourdough bread in a small bakery run by Tengboche Monastery, the highest Tibetan Monastery in Nepal and in the Everest Base Camp. Recently Aviv Fried baked at San Francisco Tartine Bakery and at Ottolenghi in London, UK.
In November 2011, Aviv was chosen for the Avenue Magazine class of 2011 "Calgary's Top 40 under 40", as one of the people who excels in his career and raising the profile of the city.
If you are unable to attend the class, please inform us at least three days before the class. Payments are non-refundable. You can reschedule for a later class, use the credit for purchases at our bakery or send a friend on your behalf.