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North Shore Boulangerie to Host Speaker/Cooking Demonstration

North Shore Boulangerie, located at 4401 N. Oakland Ave., is pleased to announce the second in a series of unique and exciting speaking/cooking demonstrations on Sunday February 8th at 5 pm.  The series, “Food for Thought at the Boulangerie” pairs food fermentation  expert Professor Robert Hutkins of the University of Nebraska with Master Baker and member of Compagnons du Devoir Chef Jonathan Dendauw of The French Pastry School.  To reserve a seat, please call the Boulangerie at 414-963-2153.  Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $7.50 at the door.
These two leading professionals will discuss the history of natural yeast cultures in bread baking as well as its healthful benefits compared to modern quick-rise yeast.  The pair will demonstrate recipes that utilize this technique with tastings for attendees to follow.  The event will be moderated by Kyle Cherek, host of TV’s  “Wisconsin Foodie”  More information is available at
Dr. Robert Hutkins earned his PhD from the University of Minnesota, with Post-doctoral work at Boston University.  His work focuses on microbes that are important in human health and fermented foods, with particular focus on probiotics.  Professor Hutkins has spoken nationally and internationally on the topics.  
Chef and Master Baker Dendauw began his baking apprenticeship in Nimes France through a centuries-old organization called the Compagnons du Devoir. Since the 12th century, this organization has connected young apprentices with experts all across France and is a pillar of the apprenticeship system that makes France world-renowned for its craftsmen.  By participating in the organization, Dendauw trained in bakery-pâtisseries in cities all across France, including Nimes, Dijon, Lyon, Valence, and Privas  (“Compagnons du Tour de France”). Chef Dendauw is a Chef Instructor at The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago in Chicago, IL and instructs in the L’Art de la Pâtisserie, L’Art de la Boulangerie and Continuing Education programs. 
La Orangerie, Inc., DBA North Shore Boulangerie;
Gene Webb, Owner and Baker, North Shore Boulangerie (414-617-2611,
  posted: January 22, 2015 - North Shore Boulangerie - Blog
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