Contact: Beryl Shore

Ginger Vaughan

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Public Television Cooking Show Host, Father Dominic Garramone,

to Meet Fans and Demonstrate the Art of Bread Baking at St. Louis Supermarket

October 7, 2000 appearance, baking demo and video give-away at Schnucks on the Plaza

kicks off an all-new, second season on KETC, St. Louis and nationwide

Father Dominic Garramone, a lively, witty 39-year-old Benedictine monk with his own nationally televised cooking show on public television, has a simple tonic for today's stressed-out and disconnected society. Bake bread.

In order to kick off the all-new second season of the popular public television series, Breaking Bread with Father Dominic, (KETC/Channel 9, St. Louis, Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 7, 2000), fans of the popular cooking series will get the chance to meet its inspiring host at Schnucks on the Plaza in Frontenac.

From 10:30 - Noon on Oct. 7, 2000, Father Dominic will be appearing in the bakery section of Schnucks on the Plaza at Clayton and Lindbergh Roads in Frontenac, MO.

Father Dominic will be demonstrating how to create two delectable sweet breads - jam-filled Lattice Braid and Date and Raisin Tea Ring - from his versatile Basic Sweet Dough recipe featured in the show's second season. And of course, no baking lesson from Father Dom would be complete without some funny and heart-warming stories from "Papa Dom."

After the demonstration, Father Dominic will be on-hand to meet customers and answer questions about baking bread. In addition, the first 250 guests will receive a free 60-minute instructional video, "The Basics of Making Bread with Father Dominic," complements of the event's sponsor, Fleischmann's Yeast. All guests will receive a free recipe card featuring the breads he will be demonstrating.

The event is free and no tickets are required.

In his entertaining and instructional hit series, Breaking Bread with Father Dominic, Father Dominic encourages viewers to experience the process of baking bread as a rewarding spiritual exercise - one that nourishes the whole person, body and soul.

The program is produced by KETC, St. Louis and introduces viewers of all experience levels to the simple joys of baking homemade bread. Now in its second season, the series is being broadcast on public television stations across the country beginning this fall. For a complete list of public television stations broadcasting the program, visit the show's Web site at

Father Dom is appearing at Schnucks on the Plaza courtesy of St. Louis-based Fleischmann's Yeast, manufacturer of a complete line of yeast products and one of the program's underwriters. Fleischmann's Yeast's co-underwriter is Hodgson Mill, a manufacturer of premium, all natural whole-grain flours, baking mixes and pastas based in Effingham, Illinois.

The public can call Schnucks on the Plaza at (314) 991-0510 for more information on Father Dominic's October 7th appearance. The store's Web site is

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Editor's Note: See our recently mailed press kit for complete series details. Requests for interviews and additional information regarding Father Dominic and the Breaking Bread With Father Dominic series should be directed to Beryl Shore or Ginger Vaughan at (206) 842-8922,,