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Build on strengths this year for a wonderful 2017

Build on strengths this year for a wonderful 2017

Posted on 10. Jan, 2017 by .

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 […]

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Small Food Awards – Viennoiserie winners!

Small Food Awards – Viennoiserie winners!

Posted on 12. Dec, 2016 by .

This was a tough category in the Small Food Awards.  Viennoiserie includes all the delicious things like croissants, pain au chocolat, pain aux raisins, etc. The main event is butter and the big deal about it is called "lamination."  Viennoiserie is made with "laminated dough".  Puff pastry, if you will.  The dough is made up […]

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Small Food Awards Chocolate Category Winners

Small Food Awards Chocolate Category Winners

Posted on 07. Dec, 2016 by .

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 […]

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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?!?!?

Posted on 06. Dec, 2016 by .

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!

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

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

Posted on 07. Nov, 2016 by .

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 […]

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Four new Bread Angels!

Four new Bread Angels!

Posted on 02. Nov, 2016 by .

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 […]

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Welcome to our latest Bread Angel!

Welcome to our latest Bread Angel!

Posted on 27. Oct, 2016 by .

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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Thanksgiving (or Harvest Festival) is a great time to bake

Thanksgiving (or Harvest Festival) is a great time to bake

Posted on 10. Oct, 2016 by .

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 […]

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Virtuous Bread and the School of Artisan Food are thrilled to launch the Small Food Awards

Virtuous Bread and the School of Artisan Food are thrilled to launch the Small Food Awards

Posted on 19. Sep, 2016 by .

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: […]

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The mental health benefits of baking your own bread

The mental health benefits of baking your own bread

Posted on 17. Sep, 2016 by .

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 […]

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