Helen & Jules Rabin and their bread

Learned Bakers — Jules & Helen Rabin at the Bakery

Sunday, August 11, 2019 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Rise Up Bakery, 48 Granite St, Barre, VT    

Legendary bakers, Jules and Helen Rabin will be treating friends of the Bakery to the story of their nearly 50 year love affair with wood-fired bread baking.

Helen & Jules working in their bakeryJules will recount the strange history of how a trip to France led an anthropologist to a career as a baker and how four simple ingredients and a homemade oven turned them into Upland Bakers, the storied bakery of central Vermont with a cult following for their breads.

Helen will demonstrate her techniques for bread making right before your eyes and bake them in the Bakery’s wood fired oven.

Smell the hot loaves right after Helen takes them out of the oven and then dig in for the taste that inspired this sign at a store selling their bread:

To prevent RIOTS and acts of TERRORISM, we ask you to please limit your purchase of Upland French Bread to no more than three loaves

As an extra treat, Bakery Committee Chair Carolyn Shapiro will introduce the Bakery’s new resident baker Jim Haas in his first Rise Up Bakery public appearance.

Because of the small size of the historic Bakery building, seating is limited and reservations are required. Please do not come unless you have a confirmed registration. The event is currently booked up. If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please email bakery@oldlaborhall.org.

Admission is by donation for the benefit of the Bakery (suggested donation of $15-$20, low income or student $10).