An Entrepreneurial Couple Celebrates “A Passion for Bread” Book Release

Tonight, we celebrated two wonderful family friends and their business success. Lionel and Missy Vatinet started La Farm Bakery in 1998, long before their two daughters were born and long before they had a staff, a fully operating bakery and restaurant, a food truck and a permanent place at the farmers market!

A Passion for Bread: Lessons from a Master Baker by Lionel Vatinet

“A Passion for Bread: Lessons from a Master Baker” by Lionel Vatinet

After years of growing and managing the bakery to what residence of Cary, NC today know and love, Lionel and Missy have taken things to a whole new level with the publication of their long-awaited book, “A Passion for Bread: Lessons from a Master Baker.”

We have personally anticipated the book’s release since both of our mothers signed up to be recipe testers over a year ago. They tested things out in their kitchens, but there’s nothing quite like the artisanal, French loaves a master baker like Lionel produces!

We’re very excited for Missy and Lionel. They have had much success and the book has already achieved rave reviews. It’s no wonder the whole community turned up for their book release party.



A Master Baker’s encyclopedic knowledge of bread, passed on from a long line of French artisan bakers, to the American home, with detailed instructions and dozens of step-by-step photographs. It covers everyday loaves like baguettes, ciabatta, and whole grain breads, as well as loaves for special occasions, including Beaujolais Bread, Jalapeño Cheddar Bread, and Lionel Vatinet’s celebrated sourdough boule. A chapter of delectable soup and sandwich recipes will inspire you to create the perfect accompaniments. The book offers a detailed introduction to bread baking, 65 recipes, and 470 full-color photographs.


We’re so happy for Lionel & Missy Vatinet with the publication of their first book. Who knows…maybe the next will feature bread and wine pairings…

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