Things have gone into summer drift here at the Iambic Cafe. I’ve been jolted into action by my friends at the Kneading Conference West, who’d like me to share with you news of their upcoming gathering, September 12-14, to be held once again in the exquisitely perfect setting of the experimental orchard at the Mount Vernon Research Station. If you love bread and/or grain and want to spend a delicious weekend with farmers, millers, bakers and foodies in the gorgeous Skagit County countryside for a paltry $300 (meals included) you should register now! Keynote speakers this year include renowned New York grain grower/flour producer Thor Oechsner and Gastronomica founding editor Darra Goldstein and there will be workshops in artisan bread baking, pastry baking, grain growing, milling and wood-fired oven construction.
In other news, here’s a taste of my summer so far: