Bread Matters: Why and how to Make Your Own

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Fourth Estate, 2009 - Bread - 372 pages
Andrew Whitley, organic baker and founder of 'The Village Bakery', reveals the deplorable state into which modern supermarket bread has fallen, and the secrets behind making good, nutritious bread at home.

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I've not been able to buy a loaf of supermarket bread since reading this. Horrifying and enlightening, this is more or less a book of two halves. The first half lays bare the processes, ingredients ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Andrew Whitley is a leading authority on organic baking and food issues. After studying Russian at Sussex and Moscow, he joined the BBC Russian Service, where he made programmes about the emerging 'environmental crisis'. He left London in 1976 to grow his own food on an organic smallholding in Cumbria, and went on to found The Village Bakery, which has won a string of awards, culminating in the Organic Trophy. Andrew has been an occasional contributor to the Radio 4 Food Programme and has written on bread and related matters for specialist journals. He is chair of the Soil Association's Processing Standards Committee and a trustee of Voluntary Action Cumbria, the local Rural Community Council in Cumbria.

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