dear portland, have breakfast w me tmrw…?

tomorrow, Saturday May 3 @ 11AM at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel

let me buy you breakfast – free JBB granola + biscotti + coffee

i’ll show some embarassing photos + blab about my book + then maybe you will buy one for yourself + your mom

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me: goodness gracious, i’m kinda overwhelmed.

portland: oh really? i couldn’t tell… what’s up?

me: i mean, i know that we just met, that this is our first date, but it’s just, you’re so… i don’t know… you’re so… sweet.

portland: oh stop it, you’re rad too. and come on, i’m not perfect you know.

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me: i’m sure, nowhere is, but everything i’ve seen so far has just been so… nice.

portland: well that’s sweet of you… you’re pretty nice yourself.

me: all of your streets are so serene, and you’ve got that wonderful river right in the middle, and the food, and the coffee, and the cocktails, and all the pretty people…

portland: well, you do have a point, i’ve got very good versions of all of those things.

me: i just rode my bike all over you today, and at every frikkin turn i was met with such rad stuff. i mean, you even inspired me to buy new shoes!

 

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portland: well aren’t those cute!!

me: anyway, i have something i’ve been wanting to ask you…

portland: and what’s that?

me: ummmm, well, i was thinking that maybe we could, i don’t know, ya know, ummmm…

portland: yes……?

me: oh no, i can’t ask, now i’m embarassed.

portland: oh come on! don’t be a weenie, just ask me! would it help if i told you that i had a really nice day with you, and that i think that you’re a very cute young man…?

me: <blushes> …wanna have breakfast together?

portland: …i thought you’d never ask.

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hope to see some of you sweet portland folk tomorrow morning.

<3 j

 

hittin the road – Seattle + Portland here i come!

come out + say yo

yo dogs

so so so very stoked to hit the road and share the loaves… still can’t really believe it, but that’s not gonna stop me.

next Tuesday i am flying up to Seattle to hang with the dudes who make photos like this:

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Camembert on Brioche with ham and mushroomscrazy right? they’re full of magic tricks. stay tuned.

after that i’m supremely stoked to say that i’ll head up to The Bread Lab up at Washington State University to hang with Mr. Stephen Jones & crew and geek out about grains and baking and what have you. then an evening at Book Larder. see you there?

then a hop skip & jump down to Portland, a place i’ve only been to once, but am hearing from everyone how much i am going to love. will prob spend most of my time doing this:

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very stoked to spend a few days here, will start out at Powell’s Books Beaverton Thursday eve, and end up at The Ace Hotel for a Saturday morning presentation & book signing. i’m gonna bring some granola from the bakery, so swing through and have breakfast with me.

ok – i’ve gotta ride my bike to the Presidio Branch of the SF Public Library right now, have an event to do! hope to catch ya at one of these events sweethearts.

<3 j

 

 

 

tomorrow night (4/22) dinner @ State Bird Provisions

the stars align this Tuesday night my friends!! for one night only these two beautiful and supremely talented folks are hosting a book release + bake sale complete with a whole bunch of special dishes that they’ve dreamt up using our bread and stone ground whole grains:

photo1 (1)say hello to Nicole & Stuart, the totally badass couple behind State Bird Provisions.

tomorrow night they’ve done away with reservations and will fill our mouths and bellies with some of the most incredible food this fine world’s ever known. just spoke with Stuart, they’ll be cooking up some JBB griddle cakes, State Bird style… I CANNOT WAIT.

i’ll be there all night long with a pile of my books, fresh baked bread, and a whole bunch of stone ground whole grains for you to take home. come hungry, leave happy.

hope to see ya there sweetie pies

<3 josey

 

book parties across the country + pizza party on

holy crap, so much to share! so much to get stoked about! so many backflips to do!

don’t worry, i know you’re squeezing in reading this while your boss is “in a meeting” and you’re supposed to be “compiling that data,” so i will keep it brief -

  1. i’m hitting the road to pump up my book
  2. pizza parties are on full steam ahead

alright, first things first, let’s tackle #1, which i still am having a hard time believing -

 

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my book is coming out in less than 2 weeks. will someone please pinch me.

you: hah, sure i’ll pinch you, i’ve been wanting to do that for a while now… <p*i*n*c*h>

me: OWE STOP THAT.

we’ll be celebrating the release in many ways, most notably with a totally rad evening in collaboration with State Bird Provisions.

you: but baker boy, i don’t live in SF and i wanna hang out and get a book and what have you and what not, what the heck am i supposed to do???

me: i got your back, i’m headed out on the road to spread the good word:

  • April 29, 30: Seattle
  • May 1-3: Portland/Beaverton
  • June 12: New York
  • June 17: Boston
  • June 19: Vermont
  • sometime soon: LA

mark your calendars, details to come.

as for all you Bay Area peeps, here’s a bunch of events we got planned:

and for #2 -

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many folks have said this -

you: hey, these Monday Night Pizza parties are supremely rad, i’m bummed that they’re only for the month of March… 

me: be bummed no more my friends, Monday Night Pizza is continuing on forever!!!

yup, now you know where to find us on Monday night in perpetuity, scarfing slices of pizza and doing silly dances. we are working on an online pre-order system so that you can place your order beforehand and just come pick up your pie, hold tight.

and to tie everything together, check this out – we’ll be having a book launch party at The Mill in 2 weeks, on Monday April 14, where you can buy a copy of the book, eat as much pizza as your heart desires, and toast life. then you can do stuff like this whenever you want:

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and yes, that is a bread bra. Colleen is a badass.

check ya soon sweeties

<3 j

 

 

 

a book release + bake sale

i seriously cannot believe what i’m about to tell you, so please, slap me if i start to faint…

a book release & bake sale

brought to you by josey baker bread & state bird provisions

i’m teaming up with the folks from State Bird Provisions for a very special one-night-only event –Tuesday, April 22 – in which we celebrate the release of my cookbook, Josey Baker Bread (sneak peak below!!!). i’ve been working on this book for the last 2 1/2 years, and i could not be more pumped to release it out into the world. it’s a beginner’s bread baking cookbook, the book that i wish i had when i first fell in love with baking just a few years ago.

and don’t you worry, it’s got plenty of recipes and techniques for you experienced bakers as well.

as for this very special evening, i know what y’all are thinking, “but State Bird takes reservations 60 days in advance, and they always fill up immediately… why are you even telling me about this if i can’t even go???” don’t worry dudes, we got your back – there will be no reservations on this night, it’s walk-in only. 

Stuart & Nicole and the rest of the State Bird crew are going to be dreaming up some special dishes just for this evening, in which they use stone ground whole grains from The Mill, and of course plenty of our bread (which they use in their menu everyday). and that’s not it – we’ll have plenty of loaves of bread for sale as well, so you can fill yourself up with delicious dinner, take home a loaf for tomorrow’s toast, and get to work on your baking from then on out.

sound like a good time?

you can bet your ass that i’ll be there, selling and signing copies of the book, with a pile of bread loaves for sale, eating more than I should, expressing extreme gratitude for what a wonder-full world it is.

that is all, hope to see you there.

<3 j

first loaf

 

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chap 3

 

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**josey baker bread book sneak peak**

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so many folks have been writing to me saying something along the lines of this -

you: hey baker!!! yes you! gimme a copy of your book, i wanna get it before it’s out and take a good hard look and maybe even review it.

me: ummm, i’m not sure i can do that, the book’s not out yet, i can’t just go around giving everyone a copy who asks for one, ya know? but i’ve got an idea – just order the book now, and it’ll get to you as soon as possible!

you: but i want it NOW!! come ooooooooooon i want a sneak peak of that sucker. 

me: hmm, okay, here ya go…

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me: hah hah, no way!! but nick & kyle can take a look at it. aren’t they so cute? i gave them a copy to look at, and next thing you know they were doing stuff like this.

you: oh come on, don’t be such a jerk, i want that book NOW.

me: ya know what my ol’ buddy Mick used to always say?? i can’t give you what you want, but i will most definitely give you what you need, so long as you are willing to try. sometimes.

 

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how was that for a sneak peak?

wait, what’s that? ohhhh, you wanted to see INSIDE the book??!? well, quit lollygaggin’ and order your copy!

<3 josey