Learn How to Make Sourdough with Local Author

Book - Sourdough on the RiseThe Bainbridge Performing Arts lobby will host a sourdough starter making demo and book-signing with Cynthia Lair, author of “Sourdough on the Rise — How to Confidently Make Whole Grain Sourdough Breads at Home,” from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.

Cynthia Lair (Photo by Ernie Sapiro)
Cynthia Lair
(Photo by Ernie Sapiro)

Learn how to make delicious whole grain sourdough breads with recipes designed for home cooks — from Danish rye seed bread and English muffins to focaccia and flapjacks.

Fermented breads are remarkable for their digestibility, health-giving properties and depth of flavor. With detailed instructions on how to create your own unique starter recipes for 12 high-fiber, whole-grain breads; and another two dozen recipes to accompany them, you’ll be able to bake bread the way it was originally done — using basic kitchen equipment, time and lively ingredients. Slather a buttermilk biscuit with homemade Crème Fraîche Butter with Sea Salt or enjoy naan with Indian Spinach with Fried Paneer. In the morning, whip up yogurt flapjacks served with Lemon Blackberry Sauce or take an orange, pecan and fig loaf and make Figgy French Toast.

The Edge ImprovFamiliar to and beloved by Bainbridge audiences as a longstanding member of The EDGE Improv, Lair is a faculty member at Bastyr University’s Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science and is the founder of Bastyr’s Nutrition & Culinary Arts program. She is the author of “Feeding the Young Athlete: Sports Nutrition Made Easy for Players, Parents and Coaches” and Feeding the Whole Family: Recipes for Babies, Young Children, and Their Parents.”

“Sourdough on the Rise — How to Confidently Make Whole Grain Sourdough Breads at Home” is on sale wherever fine books are sold, including Eagle Harbor Books on Bainbridge.

Also on Nov. 2 at BPA, The EDGE Improv presents its monthly show. The EDGE relies and thrives on audience participation, and those attending have witnessed ad-lib portrayals of the wackiest scenarios.

So go ahead, make a night of it: “Sourdough on the Rise.” Dinner in Winslow. The EDGE Improv at BPA. Dessert or drinks after the show!

Tickets for The EDGE may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at (206) 842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.