PODCAST: MANRESA BREAD’S AVERY RUZICKA

Avery Ruzicka, Manresa Bread

Avery Ruzicka, Manresa Bread

We caught up the talented Avery Ruzicka, head baker and partner of Manresa Bread in Los Gatos, CA at the BiteSV conference in Santa Clara. BiteSV was the first food and technology conference that was held in June 2015 in Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara.

Chef/Owner David Kinch heads Manresa, a Michelin-starred restaurant that consistently gets rave reviews.  About a couple of years ago Ruzicka started selling her bread at local farmers market in Campbell and Palo Alto. Then about a year ago Chef Kinch and Ruzicka decided to take the plunge and open a bakery right next to the restaurant. Manresa Bread opened in February 2015 and has already acquired devoted followers.

LISTEN TO AVERY RUZICKA OF MANRESA BREAD

 

In this interview we talk to Ruzicka about how she got into baking  and what led her to start a bakery? We also wanted to find out about the artisanal bread trend in the San Francisco Bay area. We were also curious to find out how she gets her loaves is such perfect shape? We also wanted to find out what tips she had for bakers, especially those that are just starting off. Don’t be afraid when it comes to baking and bread dough is very forgiving were some of her tips. And yes, we did talk to her about Chef Kinch and what is it about Manresa’s food that draws so many people to its restaurant? Finally, we could not resist – we had to ask her about Superbowl 50 since we were recording the interview at Levi’s Stadium, the venue of Superbowl 50.

Manresa Bread is located at 276 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos,CA.

Here is a short video interview with Avery Ruzicka.

 

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COEN BROTHERS NEW FILM “HAIL CAESARE”

Get ready to watch Coen brothers new film Hail Caesare. No, not this year, but early next year around Superbowl 50 and the Oscar season. That is right, the film releases on Feb 5, 2016 . They just released the first trailer of Haile Caesare and that has already generated a lot of buzz for the filmmakers.

For about 10 years Joel and Ethan Coen wanted to make  Hail Caesare, a picture about a Hollywood fixer. It was only in November 2014 the Coen brothers finally started filming their picture in Los Angeles.

The picture revolves around  Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), a Hollywood fixer and the kidnapping of a a leading actor played by George Clooney. A handsome ransom needs to be paid before Clooney is released. Does the plot sounds a bit familiar and like one of their previous pictures? Maybe. The similarity probably ends right there. This comedy is set in Hollywood and takes you back to a whole different era of the film industry and its glamorous life style.

Hail Caesare stars Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swanson, Channing Tatum and Frances McDormand. Cinematography is by Roger Deakins. Music is by Carter Burwell. Joel and Ethan Coen wrote, directed and edited the film.