'Breads of the World' starts Jan 17 with India

“Bread is the king of the table,” wrote American novelist Louis Bromfield. Every country has their “king,” from the French baguette to chapati from India. The Fond du Lac Public Library will be celebrating the royal food with Breads of the World, a series of classes held in the Idea Studio demonstration kitchen at 6 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month. The series is free; registration is required and starts at 9:30 a.m. two weeks before each class at the Calendar.

The series kicks off on January 17 with two flatbreads from India, chapati and paratha. The demonstration will be taught by library staff member Varsha Pathare, who was born in Mumbai, India, and has lived in the United States for more than 20 years. Pathare will demonstrate the steps to make each type of flatbread and will share recipes.

Coming up:

  • February 21: Irish soda bread
  • March 21: Challah from Israel
  • April 18: Tortilla from Mexico

In the photo: Irish soda bread variety: Spotted Dog.



Bread recipes

Are you going to post bread recipes after the presentations for those unable to make the classes?

Recipes handout

Handouts from the Breads of the World classes will be available for pickup the day after the classes are offered at the Idea Studio, which is open M-F from 3 pm to close and every 2nd and 4th Saturdays.

Soda Bread Registration

How does one register for the Soda Bread class?

Registration for Breads of the World

Registration for all classes for adults at the library starts at 9:30 am 2 weeks before the date of the class. That means that registration for the Feb 21 soda bread class took place on Tue Feb 7. As of this writing, the soda bread class is full.

Registration for the Mar 21 class on challah bread will start at 9:30 am Tue Mar 7.

All registration is online-only, via the CALENDAR tab above. Click on the class itself to open the registration form.

Duration Of the Class?

Do you have a timeframe for the classes, two hours?

Time frame

This is our first bread class, but an educated guess would suggest about 1 hour. The library closes at 8 pm, so at the very maximum it would run to around 7:50 pm.

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