For millennia, in cultures around the world, the communal oven was the center of community life. Shauna Kearns looks at how the ancient tradition of wood-fired bread baking is helping transform communities in modern-day Pittsburgh
Shauna Kearns is a founder and co-facilitator of the Braddock Community Oven in Braddock, PA. In this engaging talk, Shauna will explore how the Braddock Community Oven came to be built, and the role it plays in Braddock, touching on issues embedded in outsider-driven community food work, oven access and community ownership. You’ll discover how the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh is utilizing the power of brick ovens and bread to create innovative job training opportunities for formerly incarcerated men and women.
Dinner by Len Senater
With a bit of luck, this dinner will be made largely in a wood-fired oven!
Fire Roasted Fall Vegetable Potage with Wood Oven Bread
Blistered Tomatoes with Roasted Garlic & Smoky Collards on Cheesy Polenta + Grilled Sausage or Portobello
Seasonal Fruit Pies by Leslie Lindsay
#GF #vegan options available
Doors open at 6pm, talk starts at 7pm
includes dinner and coffee or tea.
Shauna Kearns is the founder and co-facilitator of the Braddock Community Oven in Braddock, PA, and a consultant at The Trade Institute of Pittsburgh. She is currently working with the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh to build a Baking Program for formerly incarcerated women. She holds a Master’s in Food Studies from Chatham University and a Bachelor’s of Commerce from McGill University. She learned to bake at St John’s Bakery at Queen and Broadview.
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