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Hi! I’m Sakis Stamou, a civil engineer who dared to change my career and turned into a chef & alchemist. I am an obsessed sourdough baker & health advocate who dedicated my life to learning & sharing with people about the real craft of cooking that is rooted in traditions.
After spending several years honing my skills as a chef in some of the finest restaurants and studying & learning the therapeutic effects of food from traditional medical systems, I am thrilled to share with you my first online course "Mastering Sourdough Bread".
My intention is to help make you a home sourdough baker, demonstrating every single step of the process to master the craft and create the healthiest bread you will ever have.
Vitalist Healing Cuisine's mission is to inspire & educate people to embrace more mindful & slower cooking methods, to nourish both mind & soul with real food using ancient traditions & to take ownership of their lives to transform physically & spiritually.
Choose Real Food | Choose Life.
- Sakis Stamou, Chef & Alchemist
With this course, you will:
- Prepare, bake and taste the most nutritious, gut-friendly, and naturally leavened sourdough bread.
- Experience a mindful baking process that connects you with your roots.
- Understand why the three essentials flour, water & salt are all that you need to transform into the healthiest & most flavorful bread.
- Advance your baking skills using the most appropriate baking equipment, utensils & tools, that fit your needs and desires.
- Discover everything about the flour, such as the differences between heirloom and modern grain varieties, how to select a unique flour blend that maximizes nutrition & flavor, how to mill & shift your fresh flour, as well as understand all the different commercial types of flour.
- Understand how water & hydration affects the texture & consistency of the bread.
- Acknowledge the importance of salt in the bread, not only as a flavor enhancer but also as an integral part of the fermentation process, the growth & rise of the loaf.
- Know inside out how temperature controls fermentation & increases baking consistency, and acquire some invaluable practical guidance.
- Create your sourdough starter, the most essential element of sourdough bread.
- Connect with yeasts & bacteria, understanding how they interact.
- Learn how to harness the leavening power of wild yeast.
- Develop different sourdough starters using different sources of wild yeast & bacteria.
- Explore all the different parameters affecting the fermentation process of the sourdough starter, such as choice of flour, hydration level, feeding ratio, feeding schedule & temperature.
- Optimize & stabilize the leavening power of your starter.
- Learn how to maintain an active and well-balanced mature sourdough starter, following a regular feeding schedule.
- Learn how to take care of your starter in case you need to hibernate it for short-term or long-term storage.
- Become proficient in the baking process, following a crystal clear blueprint of the entire procedure.
- Overcome any challenges with baking techniques such as folding, shaping, proofing & scoring the dough.
- Create your custom baking schedule based on your needs & your lifestyle.
- Understand the baker's math & the anatomy of a professional baker's recipe.
- Develop your custom recipes using your favorite flour blends.
- Bake a variety of different artisanal sourdough loaves of bread with a lovely open honeycomb crumb structure.
These are the requirements:
- Your excitement to bake the healthiest bread you will ever make.
- Your desire to create a bread with a honeycomb crumb structure, a chewy texture, and a blistered crust.
- Some basic or more advanced baking equipment, kitchen utensils & tools.
This course is for you if:
- You are a beginner or intermediate baker who wants to hone your skills.
- You are passionate about baking and you want to understand what real naturally leavened sourdough bread is.
- You have tried making sourdough bread without success and you want to master it.
- You want to change your eating habits and protect your health by incorporating more nutritious & digestible foods into your diet.
- You are or wanna-be a food educator, professional baker, or chef that knows everything about real sourdough bread.
Below are all the ways you will be guided and supported!
On-demand high-quality streaming videos.
Multimedia tools to guide you through the course.
Intensive theory teachings.
Step-by-step instructions with syllabus-driven guides.
Tested recipes with extra notes, tips & expert advice.
Graphic enhancing guides for multidimensional learning.
No wasting time researching on websites, videos, blogs, articles, or cookbooks receiving poor guidance from unskilled people.
Private member community area.
Access from anywhere, anytime, on the go learning & connection on all devices.
Learn at your own pace with no stress.
Full lifetime access.
Unlimited access to the entire course plus any future upgrades or bonus materials.
100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE
FLEXIBLE PAYMENT METHODS
I AM READY TO MASTER THE SOURDOUGH BREAD & ENJOY THE HEALTHIEST BREAD!
I understand that my investment is backed by my 100% guaranteed satisfaction.