Join the Food Gal and Manresa Bread’s Anna St. John For A Baking Demo


Here’s your chance to learn how to make — and get a taste of — the best summer fruit tart. Ever.

That’s because none other than Pastry Chef Anna St. John of acclaimed Manresa Bread will join me for a baking demo, 2 p.m. July 22 at Macy’s Valley Fair in Santa Clara.

St. John is responsible for all those tantalizing croissants, kouign-amanns, fruit danishes, and other pastries that tempt at Manresa Bread’s Los Gatos and Los Altos shops, as well as its stands at the Campbell and Palo Alto California Avenue farmers markets.

Formerly of Santa Cruz’s beloved The Penny Ice Creamery and Assembly restaurant, St. John joined Manresa Bread in 2015. Get a peek at her precise techniques in the video below, where she makes croissants in Manresa Bread’s production kitchen.

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At Macy’s she’ll show you how to take the best fruit of the season, create a perfect crust, and make a sweet treat nobody will be able to resist. Of course, you’ll get the recipe to take home, too.

The free cooking demo takes place in the culinary kitchen on the main floor of the Men’s & Home store.


More: A Peek Behind the Scenes at Manresa Bread

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  • My daughter and I went to this demo today. Great! Someone said it is being repeated tomorrow, Sunday 22 July. Where will that be? Thanks

  • Allen: Pastry Chef Anna St. John will indeed be doing the same fruit tart demo tomorrow, this time at Williams-Sonoma in Los Gatos. Best to call the store directly to get all the details. Enjoy!

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