"I bake because it connects my soul to my hands, and my heart to my mouth."--Martin Philip
Head bread baker at King Arthur Flour in Norwich and author of Breaking Bread: A Baker's Journey Home In 75 Recipes, Martin Philip, joins us for the Montpelier Artwalk with a book signing, reading & talk, Q&A, and fresh baked bread! Book signing at 5:00pm; reading & talk at 6:00pm; bread samples from 6:30-7:00pm. Free and open to the public.
New England Book Festival names Breaking Bread grand prize winner- read here.
VPR interview, "Sharing Stories And 'Breaking Bread' With King Arthur Flour's Head Baker" - read / listen here.
Seven Days feature, "King Arthur Flour Baker Martin Philip Shares a Life Through Flour" - read here.
About the Book
The story of a man who traded a finance career in New York City for an entry-level baker position in rural Vermont is the grand prize winner of the 2017 New England Book Festival. Martin Philip’s Breaking Bread: A Baker’s Journey Home in 75 Recipes (HarperCollins) is part narrative, part cookbook. It is an exploration of craft and love, an examination of our communion with food and the intimate act of baking, all portrayed in dozens of photographs and hand-drawn illustrations. Philip’s rise to head baker inspires us to take risks, make bold choices, bake bread and share it with those we love.
About the Author
"My hope is that people are getting back to making bread and other things. I do believe that making has value." - Martin Philip.
Martin Philip is the head bread baker at King Arthur Flour in Norwich, Vermont. He is a former member of Team USA which competed in the SIGEP Golden Cup in Rimini, Italy and was a finalist in the selection process for the coveted bread spot on Team USA at the World Cup of baking. He is a sought after educator and has traveled internationally to bring baking education and his love of craft to under-served populations in rural villages in the Dominican Republic, to ex-convicts at Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California, and to recently-landed bakers-in-training at Hot Bread Kitchen in New York City. In previous lives, he was a professional opera singer with a degree from Oberlin Conservatory. He spent time on the operations side of investment banking and attended The New York Art Students League for drawing. In 2016 he was awarded a prestigious fellowship at the MacDowell Colony. He lives in Vermont with his wife Julie Ness and their three children.