Oppenneer, Betsy 1943-

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Oppenneer, Betsy 1943-

PERSONAL:

Born September 26, 1943, in Macon, GA; daughter of James Isham and Alice Wright; married Keith Dion Oppenneer, December 26, 1965; children: Erik Scott, Mark David. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Hobbies and other interests: Tennis, travel, breeding long-haired miniature Dachshunds.

ADDRESSES:

Office—Breadworks, Inc., 333 Choate Rd., Enfield, NH 03748. Agent—Judith Weber, Sobel Weber Associates, Inc., 1456 E. 19th St., New York, NY 10003-2404. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Breadworks, Inc., Enfield, NH, principal. Enfield Shaker Museum, part-time chef; presenter of baking seminars.

MEMBER:

International Association of Culinary Professionals (member of board of directors, 1995-97).

AWARDS, HONORS:

Benjamin Franklin Award, Publishers Marketing Association, 1992, for Perfect Bread: How to Conquer Bread Baking; Annual Dessert Cookbook award, Martini & Rossi, 1995, for The Bread Book.

WRITINGS:


Betsy's Bread, Breadworks (Enfield, NH), 1987.

The Bread Book, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1994.

Breads from Betsy's Kitchen, Breadworks (Enfield, NH), 1998.

Celebration Breads: Recipes, Tales, and Traditions, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2003.

Also author of the videotapes Perfect Bread: How to Conquer Bread Baking, 1990; and Perfect Bread: Fun with Creative Shapes, 1992. Creator and editor of the newsletter From Betsy's Kitchen, 1999-2002.

SIDELIGHTS:

Betsy Oppenneer told CA: "I'm an avid bread baker and want to encourage all who are interested to make excellent bread. I love to share my techniques and recipes. I travel around the country giving baking seminars each year. I'm the part-time chef of the Enfield Shaker Museum. In my spare time I love to travel and learn about various cuisines."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:


PERIODICALS


Library Journal, October 15, 2003, Judith Sutton, review of Celebration Breads: Recipes, Tales, and Traditions, p. 93.