November 2016 sees the launch of the first annual Small Food Awards! The School of Artisan Food and Virtuous Bread have teamed together to host the awards which are an important event on the UK food calendar because they celebrate the professional micro producer who cannot always compete in the more mainstream awards against much […]
Posted on 07. Nov, 2016 by virtuousbread.
We are thrilled to welcome four new Bread Angels! Alex, Utako, Debbie, and Lawrence recently completed the microbakery course and are now in the early stages of setting up their own micro bakeries. We cannot wait! We wish them luck and happy baking on their new ventures! Click here to take the microbakery course! You […]
Posted on 02. Nov, 2016 by virtuousbread.
We are delighted, always, when new Bread Angels spread their wings, leave the nest, and join the fold! Welcome to James Clark from Leicester - soon to be baking real bread and selling it in his community, providing real bread to make your lives happier and better! Welcome James! If you would like to realise […]
Posted on 27. Oct, 2016 by virtuousbread.
We are delighted to announce that four Bread Angels scampered away with prizes at this year's World Bread Awards. Baking from their micro bakeries, these talented bakers sell bread and teach baking courses. Come and learn to bake bread! Jen bakes in her micro bakery in Bracknell, Surrey. Click here to take a baking course […]
Posted on 14. Oct, 2016 by virtuousbread.
If you are going to bake once a year, it's usually in the autumn. The first chilly nights inspire you to turn on the oven. The first dark evenings make you crave soup. Soup makes you want bread....it's really that easy. A seasonal ritual - and one we are not in control of. A seasonal […]
Posted on 10. Oct, 2016 by virtuousbread.
We are thrilled to welcome Jenny Hammerton as our newest Bread Angel! Jenny is an amazing, eclectic person with close familial ties to a brewer in Islington called Hammertons. So, she is EXTRA special! She has a wonderful blog with recipes from the stars that you should really check out because they all look amazing […]
Posted on 28. Sep, 2016 by virtuousbread.
The School of Artisan Food and Virtuous Bread are delighted to launch the first annual Small Food Awards. These awards will celebrate small, professional food producers in the UK who are often on the leading edge of innovation and excellence in the food industry. In 2016 we have five categories including chocolate, bread, charcuterie, cheese, and viennoiserie. Entrants must meet the following criteria: […]
Posted on 19. Sep, 2016 by virtuousbread.
Hand made bread is delicious and, thankfully, it's much easer to buy it than it used to be. Consumers' interest in high quality, small batch, local products is large and growing - in fact it's one of the main food trends and will continue for the next decade. Small producers are at the leading edge […]
Posted on 17. Sep, 2016 by virtuousbread.
Many people focus on what they don't have. You may know them: everything about what they say and what they do reinforces how their life is incomplete. In general, they speak one of two languages: the language of lack or the language of longing. The language of longing has about it a kind of sadness […]
Posted on 10. Aug, 2016 by virtuousbread.
It's been a bit of a hectic spring with one thing and another. A spring that has had me reaching for the mixing bowl rather a lot, so I have been a bit derelict in my duties as the cheerleader in chief for all Bread Angels, and especially the new ones. In addition to the […]
Posted on 09. Aug, 2016 by virtuousbread.