Press Articles

The Sunday Times reports on the rise of the artisan bakery in the Business section on 1 January 2017.  Featuring Bread Angel Lucie Steele as well as Jane Mason, founder of Virtuous Bread and Bread Angels, it is a great article on why bread means business.

Bread's the business in The Sunday Times

Bread's the business in The Sunday Times

Read Ma Baker's "Founding Story" in ElXtr, November 16, 2017 and get inspired to set up a microbakery of your own.  Click here to take the microbakery course with Liz Wilson.

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Business Advice features Liz Wilson, Ma Baker, in their October Newsletter, talking about her journey from primary school teacher to award winning baker.  Click here to take wonderful, hands-on, and cosy bread baking classes from Liz in her London kitchen.

LizA wonderful article on our daily bread by Alex Vaughan in UK Handmade (starting on page 100).  Click here to buy bread and take classes from Alex who works from her microbakery in Camberwell, London.

Alex bakes and teaches from her micro bakery in Camberwell

Alex bakes and teaches from her micro bakery in Camberwell

In the Fulham Residents' Journal, October 2016, a great spread on our Liz Wilson aka Ma Baker.  Take a class with Liz!

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In The Evening Standard, The Real Bread Campaign celebrates the best sourdough bread bakers in London and Bread Angel, Liz Wilson, is on the list! Come and take a sourdough course with us and learn to make your own!

Liz Wilson - one of best 5 bakers of real bread in London

Liz Wilson - one of best 5 bakers of real bread in London

The Guardian's Small Business Network features teachers who have set up their own businesses - like our own Bread Angel, Liz Wilson!  Click here to take a baking class with Liz or buy her award winning bread.

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Country Life has published a bookazine about how to set up a business from your kitchen table!  It's fantastic, it features our Bread Angel Lucie Steele and it's on sale in WH Smith!  You can take fantastic classes with Lucie and you can take our microbakery course to set up your own bread business from home!

Country Life's Bookazine featuring many pages about Lucie Steele and her bakery in a sea container

Country Life's Bookazine featuring many pages about Lucie Steele and her bakery in a sea container in Berkshire

 

Country Life Magazine, October 2016 (on sale from 30 August 2016) features Lucie Steele and her journey from administrator to baker.  Click here and you can take a class with Lucie - wonderful person, excellent bakery, and inspirational business woman.

Bread Angel Lucie Steel baking in her sea container in Berkshire

Bread Angel Lucie Steel baking in her sea container in Berkshire

Baking Heaven features Bread Angel, Rhiannon Abbot from The Epsom Bakehouse in their August 2016 issue!  You can buy her fantastic bread and take a bread course too.  Click here for information.

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The Washington Post (June 15 2016) mentions Virtuous Bread as a great source for information on scalded rye bread.

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Waitrose Week End Magazine features Lucie Steele and Jane Mason in an article about micro bakeries.  However, we object to the use of the word amateur!  We are all professional bakers here in that we sell what we make and for many of us, it's our primary source of income.

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The Telegraph on Sunday features Jane Mason in a wonderful article about baking sourdough bread.  1 May 2016.

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Great British Chefs interviews Jane Mason about sourdough baking and her new book, Perfecting Sourdough (10 May 2016).

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BBC Good Food, April 2016, writes about Bread Angels:  your source of real bread locally:

Bread Angels in BBC Good Food

Bread Angels in BBC Good Food

The Guardian on 28 December, features Sara Ward and her Kitchen Gallery

Sara Ward and her feathery friend at Hen Corner

Sara Ward and her feathery friend at Hen Corner

The December/January Edition of Out and About Magazine features the micro bakery run by Sara and Katie at Hen Corner in Brentford.  If you have not been, now may be the time!

Sara and Katie and their gorgeous loaves at Hen Corner.

Sara and Katie and their gorgeous loaves at Hen Corner.

Country Living Magazine (November 2015) features our Bread Angel Julia Farkas, a Microbaker who bakes and teaches from her home in East Sheen London to make her own businesses fit around her life.  Come and take a course with a Bread Angel!

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Country Living Magazine (November 2015) features our Bread Angel Lucie Steele, a - Microbaker who bakes and teaches from her home in Berkshire to make her own businesses fit around her life.  Come and take a course with a Bread Angel!

Bread Angels, microbakers, featured in Country Living Magazine.

Bread Angels, microbakers, featured in Country Living Magazine.

The Evening Standard (21 September 2015) features Bread Angel Liz Wilson ahead of the Urban Food Awards.

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In The Telegraph (16 August 2015), Gaye Whitwam, Bread Angel and owner of Sticky Mitts Bread talks about setting up her business as a "mature lady".  Click here to take a bread course with Gaye.

Anyone can learn to bake real bread.  Take a course with Gaye.

Anyone can learn to bake real bread. Take a course with Gaye.

From the Windsor and Maidenhead Times, Berkshire's new cookery school, Pebblescourt, at which Liz Wilson, aka Ma Baker, is in charge of the bread.  Book a class here.  windsor

 

Super article about the rise in real bread consumption whether it's bought from a real bread baker or baked at home.  Independent, 15 May 2015.Untitled

Wonderful article about Real Bread Week featuring Bread Angel Rhiannon who owns and runs the Epsom Bake House.  Surrey Mirror, 7 May 2015.

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The Fulham Residents' Journal (April 2015, pp 24-25) writes about the micro bakery and bread teaching business run by Liz Wilson in Fulham.

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Prima Magazine writes about micro baker, Bread Angel Liz Wilson, aka Ma Baker in the April 2015 edition!

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The Cambridge News writes about the lads baking in Cambridge including the fabulous Bread Angel, Peter Voshol. November 13, 2014.

Peter Voshol, Bread Angel, in the Cambridge News

Peter Voshol, Bread Angel, in the Cambridge News

This is Money writes about Bread Angel, Gaye Whitwam and her participation in her local skills bank.

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The Resident writes about Virtuous Bread's baking classes in the West London Food News and Trends Section of the magazine.The Resident photo

Woman magazine features Jane Mason finding happiness in Virtuous Bread.  September 23, 2014.

Find happiness at any age!

Find happiness at any age!

Good Housekeeping magazine talks to Bread Angel Shona Kelly about the changes in her life - from marketing executive to professional baker and co founder of Peter Cook's Bread.

Bread Angel, Shona Kelly, talks to Good Housekeeping about life changes, bread, and what she learn about it all.

Bread Angel, Shona Kelly, talks to Good Housekeeping about life changes, bread, and what she learn about it all.

The Wharf newspaper features Jane Mason's switch from strategy consultant to baker and social entrepreneur.  14 August 2014.

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In Hello Magazine, Virtuous Bread was voted one of the top 20 things to do for a hen party!  Get baking girls!!!!!

A fun day with the hen, baking bread and having a meal with your mates!

A fun day with the hen, baking bread and having a meal with your mates!

In Berkshire Life, Bread Angel Lucie Steele shares her bread and her heart talking about what it is to be a micro baker.lucie

 

In The Hereford Times, Bread Angel Shona Kelly talks about changing her life and the Ledbury Loaf:

Bread Angel Shona Kelly with the Ledbury Loaf

Bread Angel Shona Kelly with the Ledbury Loaf

In The Cambridge Edition (May 2014) Bread Angel Peter Voshol is featured for his contribution to fantastic bread in Cambridge.

The joys of baking with Peter Voshol

In the Daily Mirror, 24 April 2014, and article on Lucie Steele from Birch Cottage Bread on becoming a baker because she was a busy mum:  being in control of her life, making good food for her family, teaching others to bake and community and being at the school gates every day. Click here to learn more and to book a bread course with Lucie!

Lucie Steele outside her bakery in a sea container in Berkshire where she runs classes

Lucie Steele outside her bakery in a sea container in Berkshire where she runs classes

 

In The Leicester Mercury, 19 April 2014, an article about Linzi Abraham's Tiny Bakery in Leicester.

Linzi Abraham runs the Tiny Bakery in Leicester

Linzi Abraham runs the Tiny Bakery in Leicester

On the Bakery Bits Blog (11 April 2014) Jane Mason talks to Vanessa Kimble about writing The Book of Buns, baking and the desire to change the world through bread.

Jane Mason talks to Vanessa Kimble at Bakery Bits

Jane Mason talks to Vanessa Kimble at Bakery Bits

In Desang magazine (Issue 45, March 14 2014), Jane Mason talks about the health benefits of good bread in moderation for everyone including diabetics and receives a lovely review of her book, The Book of Buns

Desang Magazine, an excellent resource for Diabetics

Desang Magazine, an excellent resource for Diabetics

.On BBC Radio 4 The Food Programme (23 and 24 March 2014) and you can listen again for a year, Jane Mason is interviewed about the rise in micro bakeries:

Virtuous Bread and others discuss the rise of microbakeries in the UK with Sheila Dillon

Virtuous Bread and others discuss the rise of microbakeries in the UK with Sheila Dillon

In the Christian Science Monitor, Feb 22, 2014 John Bare writes about how Virtuous Bread teaches people to bake, and build a career.

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American publication Food Tank writes about Virtuous Bread and its successful use of bread as a catalyst for social change (16/02/14):

Virtuous Bread is successfully using bread as a catalyst for social change.

Virtuous Bread is successfully using bread as a catalyst for social change.

Bread Angel, Lucie Steel in the Gloucester Evening Echo Week End Magazine, 22 February 2014 - all about her baking genius!

Lucie Steel in the Evening Echo

Lucie Steel in the Evening Echo

Bread Angel, Lucie Steel in Talent Zone, reporting on her appearance in James Martin's TV show!  Click here to book a bread class with, or buy bread from,  Lucie.Lucie

Bread Angel, Francesca Barker appears on pp 24-25 of Within Magazine, February 2104 talking about the Barker Baker!

Bread Angel Francesca Barker

Bread Angel Francesca Barker

 

Our bread courses and gift vouchers are listed as a top ten holiday gift for the cook in your life in Metro Newspaper UK.  Book your course or buy a gift voucher today!

Top 10 holiday gift?  Bread course with us!

Top 10 holiday gift? Bread course with us!

 

Virtuous Bread and the Bread Angels are featured in the Real Bread Campaign's major research paper on the therapeutic aspects of baking real bread, Rising Up.

Rising Up - a major new publication from The Real Bread Campaign

Rising Up - a major new publication from The Real Bread Campaign

 

The Independent on Sunday talked to Jane Mason and Lucie Steele about the rise of artisan baking and the changing nature of bread in the UK.

Changes in the UK bread world - article in the Independent on Sunday, 6 October 2013

Changes in the UK bread world - article in the Independent on Sunday, 6 October 2013

 

The Soil Association talked to Jane Mason about the importance of good bread and how attitudes in the UK are changing as regards the consumption of wholesome food to build health and communities.

The Shropshire review is encouraging their readers to bake real bread and featured All You Knead Is Bread's recipe for basic bread to help them out a bit!

Learn to bake bread in London with Jane Mason from Virtuous Bread

Baking real bread is easy!

 

The Telegraph Magazine places a recipe for Irish Soda Farls to help everyone prepare (and recover) from St Patrick's day (17 March 2012)!

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Irish Soda Farl Recipe from Virtuous Bread in the Telegraph

Lisa Wilson is working with the Peabody Trust to create employment in South London.  In this article, the London SE1 Community Website writes all about it!

Lucie Steele is interviewed by The Real Bread Campaign about baking and teaching in her sea container in Berkshire.  To read the article please click the link above.  To read more about Lucie, please click here.  To book a baking course with Lucie or to buy her amazing bread, please click here.

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Jane Mason is interviewed in Red Magazine one year on from winning a Red Magazine award. In this interview she exchanges her pinney and jeans for something rather smarter and examines the contents of her hand bag.

Jane Mason is interviewed in Red Magazine one year on from winning a Red Magazine award.  In this interview she discusses her business, who inspires her and what the award meant.

Lucie Steele, Bread Angel and owner of Birch Cottage Bakery (bakery in a recycled sea container) in the Reading Chronicle, October 2012.

Claire Whittaker, Bread Angel and owner of The Really Good Bread Co. in Ashtead, wrote in the September edition of the Real Bread Campaign's magazine.

Come to one of the top three baking courses in London!  Article in The Telegraph, 8 September 2012.

Learn how to bake bread with Jane Mason.  Article in Country File, April 2012

 

Jane Mason discusses leaving a career in finance to set up a social enterprise with Easy Living magazine.  April 2012.

Jane Mason is interviewed by Good Housekeeping Magazine about setting up Virtuous Bread.  March 2012.

 

Jane Mason becomes a Red Hot Woman, winning the Food Breakthrough Award in the Red Magazine's Red Hot Women Awards, 2011.  Red Magazine, January 2012 edition, p 70.

Rosie Clark talks beer and bread with Great Food Magazine, p. 43.

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Rosie Clark talks bread and beer in Great Food Magazine

Click here to read the interview between Suzanna Hunter from EP Magazine and Virtuous Bread.  Suzanna Hunter, EP Magazine, pp 48-49

Bread as a social enterprise

Suzanna and Jane share a laugh over the bread

"A Better Bit of Bread" article in Best Local Living about Bread Angel Filam Smallridge's home baking business, The Small Bread Company

Interview with Olena Gnes for a news report about the Chorleywood bread process for Inter TV - The main Ukrainian news station

Virtuous Bread interviewed in a programme about the negative side of the Chorleywood Bread Process

Interview about making the switch from banker to baker in Manager Magazine, the top management publication in Slovenia

Jane Mason interviewed in Management Magazine, the top Slovenian Management Magazine about work life balance and career change

"Virtuous Bread, Breaking Bread Together," Sarah Lyon, North Norfolk Living Magazine, Early Summer 2011

"Jane Mason is earning her bread...and butter", Nick Curtis, London Evening Standard, 12 May, 2011

"All you knead is love!", Lydia Slater, You Magazine, 1 May 2011, pp 37-38.

"Use your loaf (tin) if you want to eat home-baked healthy food", Denise M. Semple, Fulham & Hammersmith Chronicle, 22 April 2011

"Eco Hero - The Bread Evangelist", Jini Reddy, Telegraph Magazine, 26 March 2011, p 87.

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Result of the BBC/TCMG bake off from Fergus' perspective: on BBC Countryfile on line

"Baking Bread by Hand Captures all the Virtues of Pure Craft", Jane Mason, Resurgence Magazine, October/November 2010.

"Use Your Loaf", Lydia Slater, Daily Mail, 26 January 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Why You Should Have Your Daily Bread", Peta Bee, Times, 25 January 2010.

"Change Your Life, Live More Sustainably.  Make do and mend",  Countryfile Magazine, February 2011, p 68

"Happiness is a Warm Loaf", Jini Reddy,  Independent, 27 January 2011.

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