$40 for a Starter Bread-Making Workshop from Sour Flour ($80 Value)

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247 Ratings

So much fun! Cat is a great teacher and my starter is ready to go for more bread.
Allison D B. · November 30, 2017
I was running a little late in which I was still welcomed with open arms and a smile. I enjoyed the class, the information, and the instructor. What a pleasant experience all around.
Thomas D. · November 10, 2017
Such a fun class! Learned around a large wood table along with maybe 10 diverse others (men and women) from all walks of life. Learned how to make a flat bread and enjoyed eating the fruit of our labor along with a light salad and cheese. Brought home starter to continue learning with it!
Jenn · October 13, 2017

What You'll Get

The breaking of bread symbolizes peace and partnership, while the piecing back together of bread symbolizes a baker regretting an earlier feat of strength. Forgo grand gestures with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a starter bread-making workshop from Sour Flour (an $80 value), held at La Victoria Bakery.

In addition to supplying customers with freshly baked sourdough loaves, the leaveners at Sour Flour lead workshops to introduce people to the art and science of bread making. The starter workshop, which lasts between 1.5 and 2 hours, teaches baking visionaries how to properly ferment flour and water to cultivate cadres of yeast that work to construct a bustling sourdough-tropolis. Students learn how to properly care for yeast terrariums, studying how time, temperature, moisture, and impromptu poetry slams affect the culture’s growth. To master how to transform starters into toasty loaves, each baker gets to make a from-scratch flatbread before taking their newborn bundles of bread beginnings home to meet older crumpet siblings.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 21, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. 48hr cancellation notice required. Subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Sour Flour

Danny Gabriner's first business model was a little odd: he wanted to bake 1,000 loaves of bread, and give them all away. It turned out to be a winning proposition, though, charming friends, neighbors, and strangers into supporting his newly proposed bakery, Sour Flour. In addition to crafting artisanal breads, Danny saw Sour Flour's mission incorporating education, whether it came through teaching people to appreciate good bread with a free loaf or instructing them in the process of baking some of their very own.

While he still doesn't operate out of a formal brick and mortar location, Danny shares the fruits of his labor in breadbaskets across the city. He sticks to his philanthropic roots, too, spearheading Bagel Monday at La Victoria Bakery, in which bakers gift fresh, free bagels to all comers. Classes at La Victoria are taught by Sour Flour Breaducator Cat Shimizu, who teaches students how to care for their wild yeast starter, bake rustic loaves, and figure out when a crust is ready to molt.

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