Monday, August 2, 2010

Bread Fair 2010

As Cooking Out Loud (with South Wind Through the Kitchen) I was a vendor at the Bread Fair (part of the Kneading Conference) in Skowhegan, Maine on Saturday. There were also lots of knitters there, the knitting/kneading connection? The above photo I have used before in this blog, and it is of bread baked by our friend Bob Fickett. Bob and his wife Vicki drove two hours to be at the Bread Fair, and it was great to see them. I met people who had traveled from all over the country to attend this Kneading Conference.
My camera ran out of juice, so I only have two photos. Scythe Supply was there. We already have a scythe, but it needs a snath. So I spoke with owner Carol Bryan about snaths. Her scythe blades are imported from Austria.
There were several companies with outdoor/indoor wood-fired ovens. Le Panyol makes a modular oven, which you can buy from Maine Wood Heat. They have a beautiful website.

There were vendors selling wheat you can plant, harvest (with a scythe, or not), mill and bake. A woman who came by said she was not ready to grow and mill her own wheat yet. We're not either. But I love the idea of it.

Janice Jones was there with beautiful hand-woven towels.

Sharon Lovejoy, author of Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars, came by. She has just moved to an island in Maine. Her book is filled with wonderful outdoor projects and ideas for children.
What fun!


Purple Fleece said...

The bread looks delicious!

Knitting Out Loud said...

Purple Fleece would be a great addition to this fair.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hi there,

It was so nice meeting you yesterday and I LOVE my Elizabeth David CD. It will fill some of our long hours on the road.

My husband and I moved to our little island 15 years ago! I'm sorry if I confused you, but it was BUSY in your booth, and rightfully so.

Thanks for mentioning my newest book.

All joys to you,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

A bread fair!!!! How amazing is that :)

I went to a King Arthur Flour "presentation" on making bread waaaaay back in the early 1990s and got some amazing tips for baking bread at home! I don't know what the connection is to knitting - but I do love to both bake and knit! Maybe it's simply the desire to create.

Knitting Out Loud said...

Sharon, glad you are enjoying South Wind Through the Kitchen! Elizabeth David is a wonderful food writer.

Mr. Puffy's KB, I remember you had a great rye bread recipe on your blog. Maybe the connection is DIY?

Village Books said...

Next time we want to go!!!

Knitting Out Loud said...

Yes, you should definitely sign up for next year! You guys would love this event.