A SPECIAL ‘Sourdough Extravaganza’ at Salamander Cookshop, Sunday 23-2-20 We’re celebrating Real Bread Week

Sharon with her Workshop customers

Learn Sourdough is hosting this very special annual event in collaboration with ‘Salamander Cookshop’ in Wimborne.

Join me Sharon Roberts, founder of Learn Sourdough and Ione and David Crossley, proprietors of Salamander around Salamander’s  fabulous, wooden kitchen table.  Celebrate Real Bread Week with us!

Salamander will be open exclusively for ticket holders.

Sourdough Extravaganza  2 jam-packed, extraordinary events, back-to-back.

Hosted every month in Wimborne by me, Sharon Roberts, sourdough expert, author & chef.

‘Unlocking the Secrets of Sourdough’ The first half is a talk with tasting. You will taste my stunning, homemade sourdough bread and compare it with supermarket sourdough. You’ll discover what real sourdough bread is and how supermarkets are getting away with charging a premium for questionable sourdough.

I will  also share with you the benefits of fermented foods (sourdough is, after all, fermented bread) what they are and can be.

I will touch on the pioneering research of Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King’s College and Hon Consultant Physician at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital London.  He’s been leading the largest microbiome project in the UK since 2011.     I will share with you ways to optimise your gut health using a diverse range of extraordinary flours and where you can buy them.   As a result of all this knowledge, you will discover how you can make improvements to your gut health.  This in turn affects physical and mental health. You’ll discover how to do this immediately.  Plus, why making your own bread is an easy, healthy and delicious option.

There’s a short break for refreshments which include a taste of my delicious sourdough bread accompanied by my homemade prebiotic spread and other outstanding, gut friendly tasters.   Plus a browse around Salamander and you’ll stay for the 2nd event:-

Sourdough Pizza Extravaganza’  A demonstration, with participation (only if you fancy) and tasting.   This outstanding pizza is based on the recipe by pizza maestro, Gabrielle Bonci.    American Vogue describes him as, ‘The Michaelangelo of Pizza’.    As far as I know, I’m the only person in the UK demonstrating his sensational pizza.

Watch me make sensational, authentic sourdough pizzas, step by step.    Pizzas are made with fabulous Italian flour used by pizza maestros and one of my powerful,  high performance starters.   You will also learn how to work with a high hydration dough too.

If you fancy, you’re welcome to join in with some mindful kneading, giving me a hand preparing and creating the pizza toppings and putting it all together.

Pizzas are baked in my amazing portable oven.

There will also be a surprise, special guest speaker for 30 minutes during the 2nd half.

Savour my delicious sourdough pizzas which you can reproduce at home.  There’s plenty of pizza to go round – so come with an appetite.

You will also discover which supermarkets are getting away with selling ‘sourdough pizzas’ that don’t contain sourdough and carry a premium price tag because they are labelled ‘sourdough’.

**Exclusive Gifts & Bonuses** as a special thank you for booking this Learn Sourdough event include:-

4 Fabulous Gifts

  1.  A gorgeous bar of soap, made with the the sourdough baker and home cook in mind.    Uniquely, the soap includes light rye from Dorset miller, Stoates.  It’s perfume free too.   Made in Dorset exclusively for Learn Sourdough by Jemma Ricketts, Medical Herbalist and proprietor of the outstanding, ‘Enchanted Plants’.    Leaders in organic skincare https://www.enchantedplants.co.uk
  2. A very smart dough scraper
  3. Fresh, raw pizza dough to create an authentic sourdough pizza at home
  4. A copy of my outstanding sourdough pizza recipe which includes my recommended list of extraordinary food suppliers

6 Bonuses

  1. ‘Sourdough Starter Kit’  available to buy from Learn Sourdough.  Supplied by Salamander Cookshop.
  2. 10% discount on selected items at Salamander.    Proprietors Ione & David Crossley highly recommend ‘Sourdough Extravaganza’ https://www.salamandercookshop.com/
  3. 10% discount off selected items at Pamphill Farm Shop.   There’s parking right outside the farm shop and from January 2020 you’ll be able to buy Stoates flour!  Sharon’s favourite Dorset flour for sourdough starters.   https://www.pamphilldairy.co.uk/
  4. 10% discount voucher to spend at ‘Gullivers Bookshop’ in Wimborne (Independent Bookshop of the Year 2019) https://www.gulliversbookshop.co.uk/
  5. On line discount voucher to spend at Bakery Bits https://www.bakerybits.co.uk/
  6. 10% discount code and exciting recipe cards from the winners of BBC Food & Farming Awards https://hodmedods.co.uk/

Parking Parking is easy in Wimborne.  Click here https://www.wimborne.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Parkingmap2018.pdf

Who is this event suitable for?  You!!   

Especially if  you …

  1. Know nothing about sourdough
  2. Are planning to start your sourdough journey
  3. Have started on your sourdough journey and are having problems
  4. Know a little bit about sourdough and want to understand more
  5. Know absolutely nothing about sourdough but love discovering and eating exceptional foods
  6. Are a whizz in the kitchen and want to start gracing your table with something really special
  7. Enjoy cooking
  8. Want to eat more healthily
  9. Want to spend a fun, informative and delicious few hours around a wooden kitchen table, learning about real sourdough, eating fabulous sourdough bread and sourdough pizza

Pizza toppings:  Suitable for vegans and vegetarians

What to expect:   This special event is relaxed, fun, friendly and delicious too.   It’s also jam packed with incredibly useful and practical information.

Gift Certificates are available.  No monetary value is printed.   Email or phone me to arrange a very special personalised Gift Certificate.   Email me at  learnsourdough@gmail.com or phone me on 07942 686782

Join us! If you don’t, this is what you’ll be missing….

  1. I had a really enjoyable morning learning about sourdough starters and realising where I have been going wrong with mine. I would recommend this informative and fun class to anyone interested in making and eating high quality foods which will benefit their health as well as being delicious. Michelle Irving, Dorset, October 2019
  2. We had a lovely morning at Sharon’s Sourdough Extravaganza today. Really informative about what makes sourdough bread different and some great hints on making your own.  Plus, as a bonus, you get to eat pizza and take some dough home to make your own later.  Salamander Cookshop, Wimborne August 2019
  3. A really great, informative class, relaxed and friendly too, loads of ideas to help you understand the principals of using and baking PROPER sourdough! Oh, and lots of tasting too, fabulous pizzas, you will not need lunch.  Lesa Carlton, Weymouth, Dorset , July 2019
  4. It’s been very, very interesting, useful and fascinating.  It’s also a fun few hours.  I highly recommend this event.   John Carlton, Weymouth, Dorset, July 2019
  5. What the press say:  Sarah Ali Choudhury at ‘Mags 4 Dorset’ has crowned me, ‘Queen of Sourdough’ And she should know. Sarah is an accomplished chef, business woman and has a host of prestigious awards.  April 2019
  6. Really, really enjoyed Sharon’s course today, fantastic knowledge on every aspect of sourdough, I never realised how much there is to learn.  The pizzas were absolutely fantastic.  Out of this world”.  Kevin Baker, Shaftesbury, Dorset, March 2019
  7.   “Sharon explained sourdough bread brilliantly, how to make the starter culture & how it thrives!  Highly recommend this.      We later made real Italian pizzas. They were amazing.  Book yourself on one of Sharon’s events and give it a go”  Carolyn Lester, Poole, Dorset, September 2018
  8. “Great morning learning about sourdough bread and eating pizza. Can’t wait to get started on making my first loaf. Sharon is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and runs a fab workshop!” Andrea Bennett, Poole Dorset, September 2018

Buy with confidence with, ‘The Learn Sourdough Money Back Guarantee’. Half way through you’ll be asked if you’re satisfied so far.   At this point, if you’re not satisfied, we will refund your money in full.  No quibbles, no questions.  No catches.

Other Dates for this event are at the Skittle Alley, Coach & Horses, Wimborne:   Saturdays 8 February, 7 March, 4 April, 9 May, 6 June 2020

Click here to see all Learn Sourdough events in date order https://www.learnsourdough.co.uk/events/

Travelling from afar?   Ask me for B&B recommendations with parking and within walking distance to the event.

Please phone or email me if you have any questions or if you’re not sure this event is for you.   I’m here to help.

Your booking will be confirmed with a personalised email from me.

What’s Real Bread Week?   #realbreadweek is a national, annual event by the Campaign for Real Bread.

Real Bread Week wants to get everyone:-

  1. eating and baking real sourdough bread during Real Bread Week
  2. supporting educators like Learn Sourdough
  3. ditching ‘sourfaux’ sold by supermarkets and buying at least one loaf of real sourdough bread from your local, artisan baker during Real Bread Week

Tickets are priced for this event at £35.   Usual ticket price is £40.

We have limited availability around the kitchen table in Salamander.   We sold out last year.  Avoid disappointment and book now!

Gift Certificates are available.  There is no monetary value printed on the Certificate.  Contact me to order a Gift Certificate, for any occasion.

I, Ione and David are looking forward to meeting you.

My very best wishes, Sharon


Bookings are closed for this event.

A SPECIAL 'Sourdough Extravaganza' at Salamander Cookshop, Sunday 23-2-20 We're celebrating Real Bread Week

Date(s) - 23/02/2020 | 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Salamander Cookshop
57 High Street
BH21 1HS

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