Michael Kalanty

Michael Kalanty: Ask the Chef Author Event

December 29

Our friend, Michael Kalanty will be in the store to answer all your questions about baking bread! Meet the chef, bring a sample of your own baked bread and trouble shoot with the expert. He will also sign copies of his books, including his newest release How to Bake More Bread: Modern Breads, Wild Yeast! In his new book, he demystifies natural fermentation and sourdough bread baking and offers updated textures and new flavors to naturally-fermented breads by adding whole grain flours, ancient grains, and cooked porridges like steel cut oats.
Michael Kalanty is an experienced educator in all things bread, with over 20 years in the industry. Michael used his expertise to develop the baking programs at several culinary schools right here in Philadelphia! He has authored two books to impart his bread baking expertise which focus on understanding technique and master bases. And he now offers a Craftsy course called “Secrets on Whole Grain Bread Baking.” Kalanty’s certifications include Executive Pastry Chef, Culinary Educator and Master Taster.

Rev Michael Alan and Colonial Spirits: Book Signing

December 29

Join illustrator Reverend Michael Alan, a Philadelphia local, for a book signing from 12-2p of his book Colonial Spirits: A Toast to Our Drunken History.

Colonial Spirits: A Toast to Our Drunken History offers a peek into the barrooms and battlefields of the revolution, and a sip from the punch bowls of our ancestors. Within its pages you’ll find the stories behind everything from our founding fathers’ favorite tipples to the surprising origins of the American beer, wine, rum and whiskey. This isn’t a simple history, or even a recipe book: it’s an almanac of alcohol and the birth of our nation, with lists, charts, and recipes alongside tall tales and folklore.

Lisa Montgomery: Author Event

January 5

Join Lisa Montgomery as she introduces us to her new book, Vegan Challenge: The 30-Day Program for Eating Healthier and Improving Your Diet with Vegan Foods.

Vegan Challenge makes it fun and easy to adopt a healthy, vegan diet in just 30 days, taking the guesswork out of your vegan lifestyle experience.

Lisa Montgomery is a certified permaculturist and a Health Care Coach. She graduated  from the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute as an associate/chef instructor and has received a Raw Chef Mastery certification from Quintessence. For more about Lisa, visit


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