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Peter’s Blog: Upcoming Classes and Events

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 Peter's Blog

Hi Everyone,

Here’s an update on some classes and events coming up over the next couple of months:

One of the most exciting (or those who love near Chapel Hill, NC, that is) is the Festa Italiana, Friends of James Beard Benefit that will be held on Thursday, September 14th at Il Palio Ristorante, located inside my favorite Chapel Hill hotel, The Sienna. Il Palio’s talented chef, Teddy Diggs, has assembled an all star line-up of 11 award winning chefs, mixologists, and sommeliers to create a memorable, one of a kind feast. Proceeds will go to the James Beard Scholarship Fund.  For a full description and list of the all stars who are donating their time and creativity, and to reserve a ticket (I believe there are are less than 10 seats left), Click Here to go to the eventbrite page.

(Note: One of the guest chefs is me — well, guest baker — as I will be making my signature ciabatta al funghi, which will be served throughout the meal. If you attend, please be sure to introduce yourself.

Wild Mushroom Ciabatta (aka Ciabatta al Funghi)

Wild Mushroom Ciabatta (aka Ciabatta al Funghi)












The following Saturday morning, Sept. 16th, I will be teaching a bread baking class at Southern Season Cooking School, also in Chapel Hill. Check their website for details. The last I heard there were just a few seats left. Click Here


The following weekend, Sept.22-23, I’ll be teaching at King Arthur’s Baking Center in Norwich, VT. Here’s the link. Again, I heard there were nearly sold out. If you’ve never been to Norwich, it’s like stepping into a Norman Rockwell painting, but one filled with amazing breads and pastries! Click Here

And, finally, I’ll be in Petaluma, California for a two-day hands on Master Class at the Central Milling Baking School on October 6th and 7th. This is a new school, hosted by one of our finest Artisan and sprouted flour companies.  The class hasn’t been posted on their website yet but you can write to Jim Valavanis, the class coordinator, for more details at 

After I return from California I’ll be headed to Atlantic City on October 17 and 18 for the first ever Pasta and Pizza Northeast Show, where I’ll be interviewing pizzaiolo Joe Beddia on the stage, as well as a second panel with three of the nations finest pasta makers.  More details on this here: Click Here

Okay, enough coming attractions for now. We’ll be back next week with an exciting new post!

Till then, may your pizzas all be perfect!





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