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for Independent Weekly Vol. 24 Issue 18, May 2007
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Lionel Vatinet is the owner of La Farm Bakery in Cary, NC and he discusses his history and success. Trained as a Maitre Boulanger (master baker) in Europe, Vatinet has found success in America. Vatinet takes pride in his work and spends much of his time educating others and consulting start-up, in-store, and manufacturing bakeries. Vatinet’s baked goods have been featured on Rachel Ray’s TV show and several of his breads are now carried by Whole Foods in the Triangle area.
Former homeless man Mike Kelly recently graduated from Housing for New Hope’s PATH Program. The Durham resident is now working and just moved into his own apartment. Through several brief stories making up an essay, Kelly talks about his stay at Phoenix House transitional housing, beating addictions, his new life, and his old friends. He also discusses why many homeless individuals fear the “system” and how it is sometimes easier to stay homeless.
Former baker Rob Nichols helped start the bakery at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro. The bakery became a community gathering point just community ovens for baking bread were throughout history in Europe. The bakery started Community Oven Nights, Bakery Open Houses, Pizza Making Nights where people of all kinds could come and use the oven to make bread or pizza. Nichols discusses how important community is to bread making and the joy people get from bread.