Well I've been taken completely by surprised by the number of people who've been reading the blog. I've gotten four comments already, and so at least four different people have looked up the website. Awesome! Well that means I have some content creating to get after.
Allow me to introduce myself. I'm Dan Lliteras. I was born and raised in the great state of New Jersey, home of Bruce Springsteen and two of New York's professional football franchises. After spending a few years in the armed forces I bounced around a bit and wound up taking classes in sunny Santa Barbara, California. In search of an alternative to the mediocre offerings of the local grocery stores I resolved to learn to make my own bread. I got a copy of Flour Water Salt Yeast, written by Portland baker Ken Forkish, from the local library. My life has never been the same (Thanks Ken!). After baking for my self and five roommates for half a year I moved to Wyoming where I worked a seasonal job in Grand Teton National Park. On my weekends I worked at Persephone Bakery, making world class bread and yeasted pastries (Thanks Ali and Kevin!). My part time job became my full time job and I made baking my profession.
This past winter I made a choice. I could have stayed on for another beautiful summer in the high country of Northwest Wyoming, or I could strike out in pursuit of a dream. I decided to strike out. So here I am in Silverton, a beautiful small town nestled among the foothills of the Cascades, but a town without a baker.
Not for long, Silverton. Not for long.