Why I want to be mentor in this category: I think I have allot of baking experience to share that would benefit someone else.
What inspires me in this category: Bread is endlessly unique and always has something new to teach me.
Experience: I am a professional baker and cookbook author
Biggest Lesson Learned: The less you do with bread and more patience you have, the better the final baked bread.
Books, classes, teachers that have helped me: My professional training and many years of baking and fellow cookbook authors.
Education, Awards, Pro Experience: I am a professional pastry chef, authored 4 cookbooks on baking, write for the New York Times and Food and Wine etc,. and host www.betterbaking.com. I've also taught all sorts of baking for many years.
Use instant yeast, it's more hearty than active dry yeast.