Archive for November, 2011

Breakfast at Number Ten

Breakfast at Number Ten

Posted on 24. Nov, 2011 by .

What does the Prime Minister eat for breakfast?  Does he even eat breakfast?  And what about his family?  Well, here at the global headquarters of Virtuous Bread we have some inside information for the curious. Not that we know everything.  Not even, that we know anything much.  We do know, however, that Samantha Cameron bakes […]

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How to photograph bread

How to photograph bread

Posted on 22. Nov, 2011 by .

VB spent two days last week with an incredibly talented team from Ryland Peters & Small photographing bread.  Taking a few (ok, 12) bread recipes, we spent a time baking, cutting, presenting, eating, snacking, styling, and photographing for a special book on bread that will come out this time next year. It was amazing what […]

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Canadian sweet buns made with maple syrup and mashed potato!

Canadian sweet buns made with maple syrup and mashed potato!

Posted on 17. Nov, 2011 by .

Why would you add mashed potato to bread? Now, there is a question and it has its roots in the time when wheat was an expensive upstart, not widely grown or only imported, and potatoes were the cheaper option.  Used as filler, potatoes were one of a proud list of fillers:  local, cheap ingredients that […]

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What is it to be a female entrepreneur?  or maybe just a female…

What is it to be a female entrepreneur? or maybe just a female…

Posted on 13. Nov, 2011 by .

This song and video combination, sent to me by a friend recently has reduced me to tears many times over the past few days.  It utterly captures what I go through:  juggling plates, thinking, thinking, analysing, analysing, and, yes, probably dreaming, dreaming of what it is I want to do, need to do, ought to […]

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Baking bread with millet

Baking bread with millet

Posted on 09. Nov, 2011 by .

Millet is a grain that has been cultivated in East Asia for about 10 000 years.  It is widely grown all over the world for both human and animal consumption.  There are about ten different varieties of millet, some of which are also called sorghum.  Millet has no gluten and so is ideal for coeliacs […]

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Dia del Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico has a bread of its very own

Dia del Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico has a bread of its very own

Posted on 08. Nov, 2011 by .

What is Dia del Muertos?  What is Pan de Muerto? And what are all those skeletons doing dancing about? I timed a recent lightning strike visit to Mexico to coincide with the day of the dead. This is in fact a four-day holiday from 1-4 November every year. The Mexicans have made All Souls Day […]

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