Originally published at londoncommunitynews.com
The Artisan Bakery is planning to share some of its famous bread and pastry recipes in the launch of their own food education centre, the Artisan Bakery Workshop, set to open Sept. 1.
From sessions for children to baking for young families, Theo and Gerda Korthof said they will have it all.
“We will have sessions for baking sour dough, decorating cakes and making pastries and pretzels,” said Gerda, explaining how lessons will vary from two hours to two days, depending on the recipes.
Theo and Gerda Korthof (centre) and two employees in the new workshop.
For Theo, the idea to add an educational aspect to the bakery is rooted in a larger issue.
“The loss of the entire food industry has been very neglected. Have a feast and you can get it cheap, but you don’t want to know what’s in it,” he said.
With many bakers reverting to pre-mixes to save time and adding chemicals to make bread last longer, Theo said the trade of baking is being lost.
“I want to teach because I want people to understand what good food really is. We need to have something to let people know what bread is all about.”