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Improve your mental health by baking bread

We are beginning to prove conclusively that baking bread, at least in part by hand, has a positive impact on mental health.  Without scientific evidence, we at the global HQ of Virtuous Bread, the Bread Angels, and the thousands of people we have taught to bake bread over the years can give anecdotal evidence to

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Delicious turkish flat bread in London

I went out for lunch yesterday with Chris Young from the Real Bread Campaign to discuss the order of the day for Uprising, the RBC conference in September.  We wandered past various restaurants and ended up at the food market in Whitecross Street which has a great range of fabulous food (to eat there, rather

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The growth of the micro bakery in the UK

Micro businesses are an important segment of the business population in the UK.  They are technically defined as businesses with fewer than 10 employees and less than 2 million euros of turnover.  2 million euros?  I’ll take that (or half that or a tenth of that) and be running a business on whose profits I

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Setting up a micro bakery means building up a community

Virtuous Bread helps people make and find and learn about good bread and in so doing to forge the link between bread and virtue.  The 3 years of operation have seen countless posts about bread, flour, milling and baking; bread baking recipes,  videos, and books; thoughtful speeches, challenges, and rants at events around the world;

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Is wheat bad for me?

I despise bad science, simplistic argument, and attention grabbing headlines.  Truly I do.  And that is why I despise this article on wheat by the “Real Pharmacy”.  I know that the best way to loathe something is probably to NOT write about it, respond to it, or otherwise draw attention to it but it is

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A real baker bakes real bread – however they learn

I was interested to read an interview with Michael Hanson from The Brook Bakery School  in the most recent edition of True Loaf, Issue 11 (April-June 2012) pp 13, the newsletter of the Real Bread Campaign.  In the interview he states: “Though it is pleasing to see so many people wanting to help others to

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Baking courses in Sussex!

The travelling bread oven has just come back from Firle, E Sussex where I spent a glorious few days at the vicarage there, guest of the vicar who is called Pete.  Pete is a fascinating chap with a passion for good, local food and a deep and broad knowledge of the natural world.  Every day

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