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The lives of colonial bakers began early in the day, as did that of other preparers of food, and it revolved upon proper time management and the usage of fresh ingredients. While the colonial diet consisted of a number o... More »

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There were few commercial bakers operating during colonial times until cities and towns began to be established, such as in 1640 A.D. in Plymouth and 1645 A.D. in New York. Outside of dense settlements, most baking was d... More »

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Most bakers enter the profession via one of two paths. The first path is to assume an apprenticeship under an experienced pastry chef or baker. The second is to attend a formal culinary program that specializes in pastri... More »

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