Special Events

Special events

BAKE! brings you rare learning opportunities with guest instructors from around the country offering a variety of talks, demonstrations and hands-on classes. Don't miss out!

Grains, Nutrition & Home Milling

Bakehouse Brown Bag Talks Presents:
Grains, Nutrition and Home Milling
with Sue Becker

With all the negative information concerning grains published today, Sue will bring a timely message on the truth about wheat, grains and gluten.  She will share the history of white flour and its effects on our health, as she discusses the correlation of the bread we eat and common health issues that plague most of us. After more than 26 years of study, Sue is more convinced than ever that whole grains are the key to good health. Sue’s presentation is both informative and encouraging.

The talk will be accompanied by a light brown bag meal of whole grain foods: Bakehouse nicoise salad with wheat berries, Molinaro's mushroom parmesan barley soup and Funky Chunky chocolate walnut cookies with whole grain flour.

You’ll leave BAKE! with new found knowledge and inspiration, happy taste buds, a recipe and great coupons.

Our Guest
Sue Becker, author of The Essential Home-Ground Flour Book, is a popular speaker and educator. Sue has been teaching others the healthful benefits of whole grain nutrition and baking with freshly milled flour, since 1992 through lectures and cooking classes. She is the owner of two businesses, The Bread Beckers, Inc and The Real Bread Company, as well as the founder of a non-profit ministry, Real Bread Outreach. Sue earned a degree in Food Science from the University of Georgia. She and her husband Brad, have nine children, multiple grandchildren and currently live in Canton, GA.

*This class will be held ZingTrain (3728 Plaza Dr) just across from BAKE!

Dates for the Class Price Class Status Register
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
$25.00 13 spots left

Home Milling & Baking

Home Milling & Baking with guest instructor Sue Becker. Watch, Learn, Taste & Enjoy.

Sue Becker will introduce you to the world of home flour milling. She will show you how fast and easy it is to make wholesome and delicious breads from flour that you have ground for yourself, right in your own kitchen. From quick breads to yeast breads – Sue will discuss all the necessary baking ingredients and types of wheat and equipment needed to make this lifestyle change not only possible but doable! A baking demonstration you won’t want to miss. Come taste and see!

  • Orange Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins 
  • Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Basic Bread Dough, two ways—as a free-form loaf and as cinnamon rolls 

At the end, we'll be sampling all of the dishes made during the demonstration.


You’ll leave BAKE! with Sue’s recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, happy taste buds and great coupons.

Sue will be bringing along her favorite home mill and mixer, both will be available for purchase at a discounted price, and can be shipped to your home. She'll also have copies of her book available for sale, and after the demonstration, she'll be available to sign books. 

Our Guest
Sue Becker, author of The Essential Home-Ground Flour Book, is a popular speaker and educator. Sue has been teaching others the healthful benefits of whole grain nutrition and baking with freshly milled flour, since 1992 through lectures and cooking classes. She is the owner of two businesses, The Bread Beckers, Inc and The Real Bread Company, as well as the founder of a non-profit ministry, Real Bread Outreach. Sue earned a degree in Food Science from the University of Georgia. She and her husband Brad, have nine children, multiple grandchildren and currently live in Canton, GA.

This class is a demonstration and does not include any hands-on participation.

 

Dates for the Class Price Class Status Register
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
$45.00 Sold out Add me to the waitlist

The Kelloggs – Family, Grains, Health & Early industry in Michigan

Bakehouse Brown Bag Talks Presents:
The Kelloggs – Family, Grains, Health and Early industry in Michigan
with Howard Markel

Grains have a long and important history in our state. No Michigan family is more famous for their promotions of grains as a part of our diet than the Kelloggs. Howard Markel, will discuss his book “The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers off Battle Creek.” His book was a 2017 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist for Nonfiction. 

One brother, John Harvey Kellogg, was one of the most famous doctors in America; the other, his former assistant, Will, founded one of the largest processed food companies in the modern world. Together, they invented Corn Flakes and changed the way the world ate breakfast.  And through it all, the Kellogg boys hated each other’s guts.

It’s a Cain and Abel story that begins in the pioneer days of the Michigan territory, spans the Civil War, the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and ends just after World War II.  As Bing Crosby once crooned “What's more American than Corn Flakes?"

The talk will be accompanied by a light brown bag meal of Kellogg Company and Kellogg Sanitarium inspired food. We're still working on the menu, but it's going to be fun!

Howard will also be available for book signing after the talk.

You’ll leave BAKE! with new found knowledge and inspiration, happy taste buds, a recipe and great coupons.

Our Guest
Howard Markel M.D.,Ph.D., George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine and Director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan.

*This class will be held ZingTrain (3728 Plaza Dr) just across from BAKE!

 

Dates for the Class Price Class Status Register
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
$25.00 Sold out Add me to the waitlist
Zingerman's Chinese Dim Sum

Chinese Dim Sum with Shih-Wen Wu

Shih-Wen is back for more! Dim sum is collection of bite size steamed or fried dishes. She’ll take a break from teaching cooking at the Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan, to join us at BAKE! In this class you’ll make vegetarian egg rolls, wontons, shrimp har gow (dumplings), and egg tarts. Pour the tea and let the feast begin.

You’ll leave BAKE! With our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, all the food you made in class and great coupons.

**Please bring a cooler to as you will go home with raw shrimp har gow and raw wontons to cook fresh! 

Dates for the Class Price Class Status Register
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm
$150.00 Sold out Add me to the waitlist
Zingerman's Chinese Dumplings and Scallion Pancakes

Chinese Dumplings and Scallion Pancakes with Shih-Wen Wu

Why order in when you can make it better from scratch at home? Shih-Wen Wu, an instructor for the Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan, comes to BAKE! To teach the art of making two versatile Chinese snacks. You will learn the Chinese dumpling, also known as "JiaoZi,”one filling is pork, shrimp and Chinese garlic chive and the other vegetarian filling is tofu, spinach, mung bean noodle, and shiitake mushroom. You will also learn to make Chinese Scallion Pancakes. With these two recipes in hand, everyone will be inviting themselves over to your house.

You will leave BAKE! With the recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, the JaioZi and scallion pancakes you made in class and great coupons!

Dates for the Class Price Class Status Register
Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm
$150.00 1 spot left