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    • 28 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Foreign Cinema
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    Secrets of Baking with Olive Oil

    with Maria Capdevielle


    We are happy to present one of our own Bakers Dozen Members, Maria Capdevielle,  who will share her Secrets of Baking with Olive Oil, which is the title of her latest cookbook.

    Maria comes to us from Abruzzi, Italy although she now lives in California. She has worked in BA restaurants and now teaches. Take a tour with her as she shares ways to enjoy olive oil in baked goods.

    Maria has provided us with 2 recipes (click here to view and print). Choose ONE, if you wish, to bake and bring to our program. We will have time to sample them before Maria speaks to us. Identify the brand of olive oil you use in the recipe. There will be cards on the tables to write which brand you have used.

    Maria’s book will be for sale at the program.

    Chef Maria Capdevielle started cooking when she was a child, helping her mother with her catering business in Venezuela making homemade pastas, sauces and rustic breads. She moved to the United States in mid-2000 and trained at the California Culinary Academy, becoming a professional Pastry Chef.

    She has trained and baked at numerous prominent Bay Area restaurants, including The Rose Pistola, The Waterfront, The Market Hall, The Townhouse Grill & Restaurant and a stint at the famed Chez Panisse in Berkeley, where she did her internship right after cooking school and learned about hand-selecting and gently preparing perfect produce from Alan Tangren.

    Currently, she is teaching at different culinary centers (Draeger's, Kitchen on Fire and Ramekins) and privately. She also consults for bakeries and restaurants to help them develop their products and dessert menu. Some of her customers are Fresh Millions in San Ramon and V. Sattui in Santa Helena.

    In 2014 she wrote The Secrets of Baking with Olive Oil.Copies will be for sale at the program.

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11 Apr 2019 Chocolate Tasting at Alegio
22 Jan 2019 Comfort & Cutting Edge: Two Views
09 Oct 2018 Bakers Dozen October Program
29 Aug 2018 Bakers Dozen Summer Tour 2018
22 May 2018 Bakers Dozen May Program
06 Feb 2018 Remembering our Beloved Gem, Flo Braker
24 Oct 2017 Bakers Dozen October 2017 Program
03 Aug 2017 Bakers Dozen Field Trip to Andy's Orchard
20 May 2017 Exclusive Bakers Dozen Baking Workshop
09 May 2017 Bakers Dozen May 2017 Program
07 Feb 2017 Cookies: The New Favorite
01 Nov 2016 Bakers Dozen November Program--SOLD OUT
11 Aug 2016 2016 Summer Tour at Pie Ranch
26 Jan 2016 Adding Spice to your Life and Desserts
03 Nov 2015 Noe Valley Bakery: A Recipe for Change
11 May 2015 Buffalo Milk Gelato Farm Tour
28 Apr 2015 Baking with Alternative Sweeteners
28 Mar 2015 Shortbread & Cookie Dough Rolling & Cutting Workshop
07 Mar 2015 Stenciled Buttercream Cake Decorating Workshop
27 Jan 2015 Bakers Dozen January 2015 Program
03 Nov 2014 Dandelion Chocolate Tour & Tasting
30 Sep 2014 Culinary History of Bay Area Food & Desserts
21 Aug 2014 Summer Tour at Pie Ranch
14 May 2014 Semifreddi's Bakery Tour
06 May 2014 Kitchen Success Stories
06 Apr 2014 Crazy for Custard!
04 Feb 2014 Long Live Chocolate Cake!
15 Oct 2013 What's REALLY in our Ingredients?
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10 Jun 2013 Baking with Varietal Grape Seed/Skin Flours and Oils
07 May 2013 Pastry Chefs Extraordinaire!
05 Feb 2013 You Should Sell This
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09 Oct 2012 Book or Blog with Flo Braker+Panel
13 Aug 2012 Summer Tour: McClelland's Dairy
05 Jun 2012 Luncheon: The Starter Bakery Story
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03 Jun 2012 Laminated Dough Class
03 Jun 2012 Forum: Laminated Dough Class
25 Apr 2012 Bakers Math
25 Apr 2012 Forum: Bakers Math
18 Feb 2012 February Special Interest: Whole Grains
31 Jan 2012 January Mirror-Mirror Luncheon
24 May 2011 Food Styling & Photography
10 Jul 2010 Harley Goat Farm in Pescadero
13 Apr 2010 Rose Levy Beranbaum
09 Feb 2010 Gluten-Free and Allergy-Friendly Baking
27 Oct 2009 Food Science with Harold McGee and Shirley Corriher
27 Jul 2009 Marshall's Honey Farm Tour
03 Feb 2009 Vanilla Tasting
08 Aug 2008 Elements of Cheese Service, Cow Girl Creamery
04 Aug 2008 Summer Tour to Middleton Farm & Gardens
29 Apr 2008 Who Doesn't Love Cupcakes?
06 Aug 2007 Summer Tour to Andy's Orchard
30 Jan 2007 Kitchen Wisdom of Chuck Williams
18 Nov 2006 Dorie Greenspan
17 Jul 2006 Boudin Bakery Tour
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