The Black Hat Baker

is creating books, foodwriting, and a blog that doesn't suck!

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About The Black Hat Baker

Hello, friends and neighbors!

I'm Matt Strenger, a.k.a. The Black Hat Baker, and I am all about three things- baking, fitness, and writing.

For the last few years, besides being a professional baker and cook, I've been writing a blog called "On The Bench- Reps, Rolling Pins, and Beauty in the Mundane." It started as a simple feed to keep people up to date on the doings of a small contract-baking business I was running out of my home kitchen. Since then, the blog has evolved and outlived the business it was meant to support.

Inspired by my colleagues in the kitchen and the questions of my readers,  I write about baking, cooking, life in the culinary industry, exercise, and living well roughly once a week. I've covered homebrewing, at-home fitness, dieting, education, philosophy, psychology- the works. 

By becoming one of my Patrons, you'll get access to this exclusive feed, voting on blog topics, advanced reads of my book, and even one-on-one baking sessions with me!

Thanks for reading, and thanks for your support!

Stay Classy,
Matt Strenger
(a.k.a., The BHB)
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