Visit North Carolina’s La Farm Bakery and you’ll discover a Master Baker who’s risen as one of the highest quality bead producers in America, Lionel Vatinet. Thanks to his depth of knowledge – from growing and milling to fermentation and baking – Lionel Vatinet has been one of the foremost forces in American artisanal bread baking for the past 25 years, traveling the world teaching as a consultant to well-known bread brands, and finally opening his own bakery in Cary, NC in 1999, La Farm Bakery. In November 2013 Vatinet introduced his first artisan bread book, A PASSION FOR BREAD: LESSONS FROM A MASTER BAKER (Little, Brown & Co), sharing his techniques and teachings with home bakers everywhere.