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Feel The Churn! at The Los Angeles Bread Festival – June 6th, 2015


Mark your calendars and get ready for the first-ever Los Angeles Bread Festival on June 6-7, a free, two-day celebration of the Southern Californian artisan bread renaissance hosted by Grand Central Market.

Curated by Grand Central Market creative director Joseph Shuldiner, who is also founder and director of the Institute of Domestic Technology, the Los Angeles Bread Festival will be an opportunity to experience the many flavors of L.A. bread through an assortment of pop-ups, workshops (including a community bread bake hosted by Autostrada), demonstrations, and moderated panel discussions such as “Field to Table,” an exploration of the L.A. bread movement from the perspective of local farmers, millers, bakers and chefs.

Hands-on family friendly activities will include “Feel the Churn Butter Aerobics,” a participatory butter-making/aerobic class, tortilla-making, sourdough starter 101 and more.

SATURDAY, June 6th

9am – 6pm: Pop-Up Bread Marketplace

10 – 11am: Grist & Toll flour milling demonstration

11am – 12pm: Tortilla Making demo and workshop with Chiles Secos

12pm – 1pm: Pan de Vida: A panel discussion exploring Southern California’s latino bread heritage and traditions moderated by Gustavo Areliano and including Sarah Jo Portnoy and Ricardo Cervantes.

1pm-2pm: Feel the Churn Butter Aerobics

2pm-3pm: Artisan Bread Baking at Home: Mark Stambler will talk and demonstrate how he makes his traditional, naturally levained loaves.

3 -4pm: Feel the Churn Butter Aerobics

7-8pm: Farm to Table: A moderated panel discussion exploring the L.A. bread movement from the perspective of its farmers, millers, bakers and chefs. Participants include Alex Weiser, Nan Kohler, Zack Hall & John Davis of La Brea Bakery Reserve Line Bread.

SUNDAY, June 7th

9am – 6pm: Pop-Up Bread Marketplace

10 -11am: Speakeasy Bread Bakers: No-knead bread making at home demo

11am – 12pm: Panel Discussion – Irregular Crumb: Unexplored Spaces in the New Bread Movement. Moderated by bread baker/activist Noah Wolf

Noon -2pm: Communal Bread Bake hosted by Autostrada & their mobile wood fired oven. Bring a loaf – Bake a loaf

2-3pm: Sourdough Wild-yeast Starter Hands-on Workshop instructed by Erik Knutzen

3 – 4pm: Mary Parr of Bread Culture will demonstrate her small batch bread


Pop-up Vendors


Fat Uncle Farms


La Brea Bakery Reserve Line Bread

Larder Baking Company

Lodge Bread Co.

Los Angeles Bread Bakers

Mark Stambler

Mary M. Parr

Noah Wolf of DOE

Seed Bakery

Suzie Clark

The SpeakEasy Bakery



Grist & Toll

Roe Sie, The King’s Roost

Indie Jams

Lemon Bird Preserves

Saving the Season


Nut Butters

Fat Uncle Farms: Almond Butters

Spread the Love: Homemade Organic Peanut Butter

Lodge Bread Co.: Peanut, Almond and Cashew Nut Butters


Feel The Churn! @ Grand Park DTLA


SAT APR 18: PicnicDTLA launches picnic season with togetherness and deliciousness in the most magical of LA’s spaces. Spend the day with DJs, food trucks, best friends, best kids, best recipes and your favorite Angelenos. More info at


Our most massive churn yet! With the MOMO (Michael O’Malley Mobile Oven)! Bring some dough to fire and get ready to saturate those sweatbands!

Churn starts at 1pm.


Feel The Churn! @ the Lawndale Library 05.28.14












Our first local Churn of the year! S’about time!

Part of the Lawndale Library’s 6th Annual Farmers Market Spring Extravaganza.

All ages welcome. First 100 participants to sign-up will receive jars and cream. Sign-ups begin at 3 PM on the Lawndale Library Lawn. Free!

14615 Burin Ave.
Lawndale, CA 90260

More info here.



Feel The Churn! at the Walker Art Center – Wrap Up

Had a blast making butter in Minneapolis with some really great people.

Some mementos:

Pioneer Press

And we visited Twin Cities Live to show them how it’s done.


Feel The Churn! at the Walker: Coverage Round-Up

A nice piece about exercise and fashion on the Walker blog.

A terse write-up in

Local news coverage on KMSP-TV FOX 9.

Palpable excitement from Frites & Fries.

Feel The Churn! at the Walker Art Center 01.30.14


Yes! We’ll be teaching people how to make butter with their bodies in Minneapolis next week. We’ve been invited by one of our favorite museums on the planet to be part of their Cabin Fever program. And it’s free.

Sessions at 6pm and 8pm.

Details here.

Hear Us Talk About “Feel The Churn!” on KCRW’s Good Food

Good Food Blog

Watch Us Make Butter by the Sea: Feel the Churn! at the Santa Monica Pier

Butter Aerobics Holiday Jam – 12.14.13 from Pop Soda on Vimeo.

Butter Aerobics Holiday Jam Makes Front Page News!



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