Small Food Awards – Charcuterie Winners!

Small Food Awards – Charcuterie Winners!

At the Small Food Awards 2016 we had several entries in the charcuterie category and they included smoked, air dried and fermented products.  In the process of judging it became apparent how difficult it is to make good charcuterie.  If you are smoking something you need to enable the taster to taste the smoke as […]

Posted on 09. Dec, 2016 by .

Small Food Awards Chocolate Category Winners

Small Food Awards Chocolate Category Winners

I understand now how complicated it is to make chocolate.  There are those who make CHOCOCOLATE and there are those who make CHOCOLATES and there are those who make both. There are a handful of big chocolate makers, one of which is Valhrona.  They take cacao beans and turn them into chocolate that we can […]

Posted on 07. Dec, 2016 by .

Small Food Awards cheese category winners!

Small Food Awards cheese category winners!

This year's Small Food Awards had some great cheeses entered into it.  With expert judges looking for how cheese "breaks" and "layers" and "flakes" and how it tastes at the start, middle, and end, what it looks and smells and feels like - we all learned a huge amount about cheese.  We had three fantastic […]

Posted on 06. Dec, 2016 by .

Did I mention the winner of the bread category in the Small Food Awards?!?!?

Did I mention the winner of the bread category in the Small Food Awards?!?!?

Here he is!  Well done, Patrick Bowden from Indigo Bakes for winning first prize in the bread category of the Small Food Awards, for the white sourdough!

Posted on 06. Dec, 2016 by .

Small Food Awards – Bread Category Winners!

Small Food Awards – Bread Category Winners!

The Bread Category of the Small Food Awards was incredibly well populated!  Boxes and boxes of bread piled up on the day of the judging.  Wayne Caddy - one of the bread tutors at SAF - sniffed, squeezed, cut and tasted his way through many, many loaves!  In the end, three stood out. In third […]

Posted on 05. Dec, 2016 by .

Small food award winners

Small food award winners

Judging for the Small Food Awards was a few weeks ago.  Our panel of experts included the manager of the farm shop at Welbeck, the man behind Stichelton cheese, Wayne Caddy, the tutor of most of the bread courses at the School of Artisan Foods, a head chef, a food consultant, and enthusiastic gluttons!  With […]

Posted on 05. Dec, 2016 by .

Welcome to a wonderful new Bread Angel!

Welcome to a wonderful new Bread Angel!

Welcome to the latest Bread Angel!  We are thrilled to welcome Julie Pearce to the micro baking fold. Click here to take the microbakery course - you can do what you love, work how you want, build your local community and earn money.  Welcome!  

Posted on 20. Nov, 2016 by .

Thanks to some of our partners in the Small Food Awards!

Thanks to some of our partners in the Small Food Awards!

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 .

Four new Bread Angels!

Four new Bread Angels!

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 .

Welcome to our latest Bread Angel!

Welcome to our latest Bread Angel!

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 […]

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