Tucson Festival of Books

Tara Jensen

Tara Jensen is the author of "A Baker's Year" and has been baking professionally for over 20 years. She worked at Red Hen Baking in Middlesex, Vt.; Farm & Sparrow in Asheville, N.C.; with Jennifer Lapidus at Carolina Ground, also in Asheville and ran her own bakery, Smoke Signals. Her bread and pies have been featured in publications such as Food & Wine and Bon Appétit and she teaches bread baking workshops in Virginia, where she lives with her husband and daughter. 

Scheduled events:
Sourdough Bread Masterclass
Acclaimed baking instructor Tara Jensen has taught the likes of dessert guru Claire Saffitz and James Beard Award-winning chef Sean Brock. Her new book "Flour Power" has been named one of the year's ten best cookbooks (The Washington Post), and it dives deep into the art and science of bread baking. She is joining us live in Tucson to share her secrets for creating bakery-quality sourdough bread in your home kitchen. Learn the art and craft of bread baking and get ready to incorporate new skills into your everyday life!

Culinary Stage (Seats 265)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Tara Jensen
Moderator: Jennifer Slothower

Flour Power
The Practice and Pursuit of Baking Sourdough Bread
Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed
August 2022
ISBN 9780593232460
304 pages

A Baker's Year
Twelve Months of Baking and Living the Simple Life at the Smoke Signals Bakery
St. Martin's Publishing Group
February 2018
ISBN 9781250127389
208 pages