Tag Archives: jane mason
Posted on 10. Jan, 2017 by virtuousbread.
It's that time of year again! The time we at the global HQ of Virtuous Bread think deeply about virtue and the upcoming year. What is so interesting about virtue is that just 5 or 6 years ago, nobody wanted to talk about it. The word made people uncomfortable: they sensed judgement and a certain […]
Posted on 09. Dec, 2016 by virtuousbread.
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 06. Dec, 2016 by virtuousbread.
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 07. Nov, 2016 by virtuousbread.
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 02. 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 27. Oct, 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 10. 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 17. 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 10. Aug, 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 06. Jul, 2016 by virtuousbread.
I recently received a question about keeping sourdough starters. The writer had the sad experience that his starter went mouldy and died. What, he asked, could he do to prevent this from happening given that he uses his starter once every couple of weeks. I have written about making and using starters and this made […]