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Dharma of Food

A central spiritual idea from India should govern our attitude towards agriculture, says Vandana Shiva

Why We Are Organic

We know what "organic" is, but what is less clear is exactly why it's a good thing.

Starter to Loaf

An inspiring story of a "starter" changing the path of one man's life

Try rye

Try rye

It's a whole new baking experience and it’s good for you too.

Great British Loaves

A guest blog from retired police officer turned micro-baker Steve Ackland bringing us loaves inspired by the best of British.

Organic Yeast

New but old kid back on the block...why you should think about using organic yeast.

Yeast Cakes.....or Are They Bread?

Cakes as we know them are a thoroughly modern invention and today are usually aerated with either bi-carbonate of soda or baking powder. Prior to this, cakes were leavened with various types of yeast.

A note on hydration

Some technical thoughts on why getting the water right can be the key to unlocking your perfect loaf

Breaking Bread

As a recent convert from vegetarianism to veganism Jane Hughes is learning she will need nerves of steel to resolve the question ‘to be or not to be a vegan?’

The new bread

Homage to the seminal "Tassajara bread book"which is one of the original works on artisanal bread-making.

Salt of the earth salt of the sea

Salt is the new enemy and being reduced in commercial breads. This is a discussion piece about the role of salt in bread-making and health.

Chestnuts

Chestnut flour...what is it and how to use this ancient and delicious local wholefood.

Delicious buns

Buns are a British institution....how to make old -style Bath buns.