July 27, 2015
North Carolina's Daily Bread | Huffington Post
Lionel Vatinet is dreaming. He's held high by an unseen parent gripping him on one arm and one leg and he's being lofted in a mighty circle, spinning through acres of locally grown, heirloom varieties of wheat.
July 17, 2015
Get Creative in Raleigh-Durham | New York Magazine
Outside the buzz of Charleston and Savannah, these southern cities are quietly fostering thriving art, design, and culinary scenes.
May 28, 2015
Let Lionel Vatinet boost your baking skills | INDY Week
If you love baking and want to up your game, then snag one of the limited spots available in a class with La Farm Bakery's bread guru Lionel Vatinet.
March 12, 2015
Southern Chefs in the Hot Seat | Garden & Gun
Our secrets are out! From go-to gas station snacks to Southern food secrets, 13 top chefs answer our tough questions.
March 10, 2015
Indie Food Boom Down South: From Grandma’s Toffee to Local Sea Salt | Yahoo Food
Our White Chocolate Mini Baguette was featured as one of the many items on display in the Artisan Market during the 10th Annual Charleston Wine + Food festival. The four-day event celebrates both the city, which has become one of the top dining destinations in the country, and the history of Southern food.
Click here to see all the photos
February 18, 2015
James Beard Foundation Semifinalist!
It is such an exciting time for the baking industry in the United States. We are honored to be among all of the bakers in the 'Outstanding Baker' category as well as the many bakers not yet recognized who work tirelessly to create great artisan breads for their communities each and every day.
The 2015 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists | James Beard Foundation
Celebrating the South: Semifinalists for James Beard Awards Announced | Taste of the South
Nine North Carolina chefs, bakers among James Beard semifinalists | News & Observer
NC chefs named James Beard semi-finalists | WRAL
February 1, 2015
The Gastronaut Files: A Lesson in Scandi Bread | Food & Wine Magazine
Food & Wine Magazine profiles Lionel's brand new Scandinavian Rye Bread. Inspired by his recent trip to Norway, this bread is all about highlighting the beautiful, locally grown and milled grains we have here in North Carolina.
Check out the accompanying video
January 1, 2015
South's Best Cornbread | Taste of the South Magazine
Lionel Vatinet's Frenchman's Cornbread is featured in Taste of the South's January/February issue. This bread hints at Lionel's French heritage and training, while creating a loaf that southern customers could relate to.
December 15, 2014
All Rise | The Local Palate
See why southern bread is a rising art across the south.
December 10, 2014
Tobacco Farmers Are Earning Their Daily Bread Growing Grain for Artisanal Bakers
North Carolina’s restaurants and bakeries are getting local wheat from an unlikely source. See how we use locally grown and milled flours in our loaves.
November 10, 2014
Food & Wine's guide to ordering for Thanksgiving
Their experts chose our breads as one of their 15 mail-order ideas to help make your Thanksgiving a little smoother.
Click here to read "Where to Order Thanksgiving Dinner"
October 31, 2014
From our fields: Whole grains
Writer Kaitlin Goalen delves into locally grown and milled flours by Carolina Ground for Walter Magazine. We use these whole wheat and rye NC flours in our loaves at La Farm.
August 7, 2014
Watch us on UNC-TV's Flavor NC
See how local North Carolina wheat we use in our loaves is grown, milled, and transformed into the artisan breads we make a every day.
April 19, 2014
News & Observer talks all about Easter breads
See how Lionel came up with our Hot Cross Buns and why they are so popular today.
April 8, 2014
Asheville Citizen Times previews the Asheville Bread Festival
Check out this sneak peek into the Asheville Bread Festival. See why Lionel and some of the most respected bread bakers attend every year.
April 7, 2014
The Daily Meal learns how to make bread
Master Bakery Lionel Vatinet teaches The Daily Meal's Eva how to make homemade artisan breads.
April 7, 2014
Food Arts documents bakers traveling with their "mother"
Read all about Lionel's journeys with his sourdough starter; from California to New Zealand.
March 27, 2014
Bread Magazine interviewed Lionel
Delve into this article and learn all about Lionel's journey to becoming a Master Baker.
Click to view "The Making of a Baker"
March 10, 2014
Garden & Gun recaps Charleston Wine & Food Festival
Read all about writer Jed Portman's top eight things he learned while at the event, including baking tips from Master Bakery Lionel Vatinet.
January 31, 2014
The Local Palate breaks bread with the Miller, Baker & Chef
Restaurant Eugene in Atlanta hosted a dinner to celebrate Lionel Vatinet’s new book, A Passion for Bread:Lessons from a Master Baker. Learn why the relationship between farmers, miller, and bakers has Lionel so excited.
January 25, 2014
Chef and the Fatman spend the afternoon with Lionel Vatinet
Live from Cook's Warehouse in Marietta, GA, listen to Lionel as he shows the basics of artisan bread making to Chef and the Fatman.
December 18, 2013
Edible Piedmont reviews A Passion For Bread
Read all about Lionel Vatinet's new book, "A Passion For Bread: Lessons from a Master Baker"
Worth the read and great gifts too!
December 11, 2013
WNCN's My Carolina Today shares Lionel's bread making tips
Lionel Vatinet from La Farm Bakery joins Fred to make bread in this edition of Edible Whole Foods.
December 6, 2013
Food52 shares Lionel's ciabatta recipe
See why Lionel says that as long as you have a stainless steel bowl and a little bit of patience, it's possible to make artisanal ciabatta at home.
December 3, 2013
Salt Magazine spends the evening with Lionel in his Southport home
Get a sneak peek into Lionel's at home baking classes.
Read all about the Bakers Retreat
December 1, 2013
Garden & Gun reviews flavorful books for the holidays
See why Lionel Vatinet's book, "A Passion For Bread" was picked as one of their three of the season's most flavorful books.
November 15, 2013
Food52 interviewed Lionel Vatinet
Writer Marian Bull breaks bread with North Carolina's baker extraordinaire, Lionel Vatinet, as he discusses his new bookand demystifies artisanal bread for the home baker.
November 11, 2013
Food Arts discusses Farmer + Miller + Baker
See why the relationship between farmers, miller, and bakers is so important.
November 6, 2013
News & Observer calls Lionel "A Teacher at Heart"
Get a sneak peek into one of Lionel's in-home baking classes through the eyes of writer Andrea Weigl and see how Lionel's passion for teaching prompted him to write a cookbook.
November 6, 2013
Publishers Weekly reviews "A Passion For Bread"
Hot off the press, Lionel Vatinet's first book is reviewed.
See what Publishers Weekly thinks
October 30, 2013
Indy Week previews "A Passion For Bread"
Lionel Vatinet shares his passion for making artisanal breads in new book with Jill Warren Lucas.
October 28, 2013
The Local Palate interviews Lionel Vatinet and reviews "A Passion For Bread"
Find out why he is Cary's rising star baker and all about his new book.
Read the story here What to read
October 28, 2013
News & Observer talks about Lionel Vatinet's upcoming cookbook events
See where Lionel will be to promote his new book, "A Passion For Bread"
Click here to view the schedule
October 5, 2013
Carolina Epicurean reviews "A Passion For Bread"
Read all about Lionel Vatinet's new book, just one month before it's available to the public.
October 4, 2013
Tasting Table videos Lionel Vatinet making Stuffed Baguettes
French master baker Lionel Vatinet has taken the symbol of traditional French boulangeries--the baguette--and done something unspeakably American to it: He stuffs it.
October 1, 2013
Food & Wine talks to the Best Heirloom Wheat Producers
Read all about Carolina Ground, the mill we get all of our whole wheat and rye flour from.