Illinois Woman Wins National Bread Baking Contest

Dianna Wara of Washington, Ill., was the winner of Wednesday’s National Festival of Breads baking contest.

Contestants from around the country gathered in Wichita for the event sponsored by King Arthur Flour and the Kansas Wheat Commission.

There are some fun videos on the National Festival of Breads and other wheat related videos on the Kansas Wheat web site.

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Breadtopia January 2, 2010 at 10:47 am

Hi Patrick,

Your plans sound great.

Poilâne is the name of a famous Parisian baking family whose bakeries in Europe thrive under the management of 3rd generation Apollonia Poilâne.


Patrick January 2, 2010 at 10:34 am

Hi . recently ran across your sight. I’ve been baking the no knead way for quite some time. I was surprised at the phenomenon it has become. Shortly will be moving to country to live a self sustained lifestyle (chickens, rabbits , goats , cheese making , and of course baking). The no knead method fits perfectly into a busy life on “THE FARM”. House wives of days gone by would have loved the time savings.
One question, I’ve seen the word “polaine” used , what is it?
Thankyou for such a wonderful site, I’ll be ordering la cloche soon
My respects —Patrick Rafferty from Michigan


Breadtopia September 28, 2009 at 11:24 am

Thanks Dick. I updated the link.


dick September 27, 2009 at 6:02 pm

Your link no longer works. If you go to:

There is a setup where you can see the video, the photos and the recipes.


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