*Join us for this FREE Lit Live! event -- meet the author and get your book signed!*
September is Food Literacy Month and we are celebrating with the launch of this great new book about bread!
It's a sleepy Saturday morning for most people, but not for Iris, who has to feed her many pets before Aunt Mary arrives. Iris likes to call Aunt Mary "Plant Mary" because she is a plant scientist. Today Aunt Mary wants to experiment with making whole wheat sourdough bread from scratch! As the family kitchen transforms into a bread lab, Iris is surprised that bread needs only four ingredients--flour, water, salt and starter. She also learns about the invisible microbes that make the dough rise, and how flour comes from wheat grown by farmers. It all seems magical, but it's really science.
Kim Binczewski and Bethany Econopouly, plant researchers at The Bread Lab at Washington State University, Mount Vernon, make their picture-book debut with this mouth-watering story that captures the step-by-step process and delicious aromas, sensations, sights and sounds of bread-making. The playful art of Hayelin Choi, illustrator of Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious, crackle and pop with fun, to inspire new bakers and young scientists alike! Published in Cooperation with The Bread Lab at Washington State University, Mount Vernon. Sponsored by the Bread Bakers Guild of America.
Kim Binczewski is the Managing Director of the WSU Bread Lab in Burlington, Washington where her work includes experimenting with grain products beyond bread such as noodles assisting in the breeding program's field research and serving on taste panels for bread and other products. She grew up on a small farm in western New York and studied Environmental Science in college. She lives in Whatcom County, Washington.
Kim will be joined by Renee Bourgault at Breadfarm and together, they will lead kids in a sensory activity involving samples of wheat, barley, rye plants, and seeds. And yes, there will be samples of bread!
This event is co-sponsored by The Bread Lab at WSU, Mount Vernon.
Can’t make it to an event? No problem! You can pre-pay and receive a signed, personalized copy of the book you want. We ship!