Alison LeClair, Breadroom Bakery

January 23, 2024 00:50:43
Alison LeClair, Breadroom Bakery
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Alison LeClair, Breadroom Bakery

Jan 23 2024 | 00:50:43

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Show Notes

Today, we have Alison LeClair on the show of the Breadroom Bakery. Alison made her first loaf of bread in 2008, while studying speciality cake baking. Almost 10 years later and still thinking fondly of that first Pullman loaf, she began keeping a sourdough starter and casually baking with it in 2017. It wasn’t long before she realized that baking bread for people was a very cool way to spend her time. She continued to bake for her community while transitioning to a new city in 2020, where she left her moving boxes full of baking supplies, labeled “the bread room”, sitting around long enough that there was no choice but to call her workspace Breadroom Bakery. Alison (and the breadroom) reside in a 100+ year old house in a very charming part of Fresno, CA, with a porch just big enough for a few dozen loaves of bread (sometimes sourdough cookies) to be picked up by friends and neighbors every week. To her, baking bread as an occupation feels like commitment to a lifelong discovery of people, relationships and of the romance of food that we can all be partaking in a bit more often than we do. She hopes to help offer those moments of discovery to everyone she connects with through breadroom.

Books: 

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking Samin Nosrat (Author), Wendy MacNaughton (Illustrator)

A Real American Breakfast: The Best Meal of the Day, Any Time of the Day Cheryl Alters Jamison and Bill Jamison 

Tartine Bread Chad Roberston

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