Courtney Queen is the chef, author and photographer for the real-food recipe website Butter For All. Her culinary style is earthy and creative with an emphasis on organic, local, farm-to-table slow food. Well versed in the Weston A. Price food philosophy, Courtney is passionate about the proper preparation of all foods, especially the sourdough starter she has cultivated, encouraged and baked with for the last twenty years. She is an active advocate for organic, biodiverse and regenerative farming, ethical meat eating, raw milk, fermentation, healthy fats and sustainability. Through Butter For All she encourages people to take a more active role in their health by teaching them how to source and prepare real-food ingredients with dedication and care. Courtney holds a degree in culinary arts and hospitality management and has many years of fine dining, restaurant and catering experience.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23
In this dynamic presentation, you will start by learning the secret science behind the incredible symbiotic relationship of sourdough’s wild yeast and lactic acid bacteria. This crucial knowledge will help you understand how to use your intuition and incorporate your own personal style into sourdough baking. Instructions will be given on how to cultivate and maintain a thriving sourdough starter that can grow with you for life, and you will receive recommendations on what grains, ingredients and tools are needed for baking great sourdough bread. You will also discover how prolonged fermentation times can benefit your bread and your health. Examples of sourdough recipes and how to read them for accuracy will be shared. Finally, a visual tutorial of the sourdough process from start to finish will be shown, providing you with a great foundation for starting or expanding upon the exciting journey of sourdough bread baking.