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True Loaf

The full-colour quarterly magazine exclusively for Real Bread Campaign supporters.

Each issue is packed with a whole basket of Real Bread goodies, including competitions, news from around the country, features, profiles, interviews and even a free poster on the back cover.

Campaign supporters in the UK receive True Loaf magazine once every three months and supporters everywhere can download the PDF version here.

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All issues

Issue 21: October – December 2014
WIN: The Art of Mindful Baking by Julia Ponsonby. FEATURES: Martin Ransley looks at very different types of Real Bread school, Melvyn Waite sends us a postcard on bread in Spain, miller Mike Lovatt tells us about Stanway Mill, Joan Ransley waxes lyrical about toast, Glenn Bowen considers factors that have a bearing on people’s perception of a fair price for a loaf, and Chris Young looks at what some of the words used to market bread and industrial loaves really mean. RECIPE: The Itinerant Baker & Chef, Hilary Cacchio’s malted wheat and rye sourdough loaf.

Issue 20: July – September 2014
WIN: Bread, Cake, Doughnut, Pudding by Justin Gellatly, Baking Together by Emmanuel Hadjiandreou, The Pocket Bakery by Rose Prince and Do Sourdough by Andrew Whitley! FEATURES: Cometh the Sour by Campaign co-founder Andrew Whitley, Community Supported Baking by Steve Croft, The Dusty Knuckle by Max Tobias, Bread Hero: Liz Weisberg of The Lighthouse Bakery, The Connected Loaf by Alex Poulter and Recipe: Cherry and almond sweet fougasse by The Itinerant Baker & Chef. PLUS a free sourdough poster.

Issue 19: April- June 2014
WIN a 100% British proving basket from Bread Stead and a copy of Victoria Harley’s Oven Ready book; Real Bread Maker Week; Bake 5 discounts from Bakery Bits, Bread Matters, Doves Farm, Marriage’s and Shipton Mill; Penny Williams’ article on ancient and heritage wheats;  Claire Rolland and Alison McGrath’s tales of setting up microbakeries; The Itinerant Baker & Chef’s recipe for Jersey Royal bread; how to get your doughy mitts on Balcony Shirts’ limited edition Real Bread apron; and much more…

Issue 18: January - March 2014
Contents include: Mark Wilkinson’s story of how Real Bread has helped his recovery from stroke; Community Supported Bakery, Homebaked in Liverpool by Steven Croft; Matt Fountain’s social enterprise bakery for ex-offenders in Glasgow; Kim Swan on Real Bread in the City of Steel; Jarkko Laine takes us to get a glimpse of Real Bread in Finland; Tamás Németh reports from his bagel bakery and café in Budapest; Dan Harris gets doughing in Oxford; Sarah Bentley shares how her charity runs  healthy breadmaking lessons for local people in Hackney; a Moroccan flatbread recipe from The Itinerant Baker & Chef; plus another fab poster.

Issue 17: October - December 2013
WIN £245 worth of Real Bread books, baking class and poster; on an Antarctic Roll with McMurdo Station baker Ariana Berry; Rising Up, our new mental health and therapeutic baking report; the importance of local markets to small bakeries; Kneading Conference report; pain perdu recipe; Bread Angels get together; free poster…

Issue 16: July - September 2013
WIN an Eezi-Slice breadboard; Gaye Whitwam and Mary Parry share stories of baking in schools; Bex Clarke visits Bread Hero: The Better Health Bakery; Danielle Ellis looks at restaurants who understand the importance of Real Bread on their menus; Chris Young chats to River Cottage bread handbook author Daniel Stevens and marches over to The Veterans’ Artisan Bakery; ideas to help Britain celebrate Sourdough September; and more…

Issue 15: April - June 2013
Real Bread Maker Week, a history of the Real Bread Campaign, Real Bread in Scotland, Hot Bread Kitchen in New York, Clervaux Artisan Bakery & Cafe, microbakery: Greenfield Bakers and The One Mile Bakery, seasonal Real Bread and British asparagus recipe and more....
Issue 14: January - March 2013
WIN a copy of Microbakin' by Mick Hartley;  Albert Smith's social enterprise with people living with mental health issues, The Tiny Bakery's Use Your Loaf scheme for the benefit of disadvantaged local people; Bread Hero: Mair's Bakehouse; Robin van Creveld community baking in Lewes; Bex Clarke looks at bread clubs; Steve Watson on eco-ovens; Ottavia Mazzoni's reports on bread in Italy; Alex Poulter on his Bristol bakery; plus much more…
Issue 13: October – December 2012

WIN a Real Bread class at The School of Artisan Food or Tracebridge Sourdough, a copy of All You Knead is Bread by Jane Mason, or Bread Revolution by Duncan Glendinning and Patrick Ryan.  Bread Hero Fergus Jackson of Brick House, Real Bread culture in the Ukraine, Jo Bottrill’s microbakery. Baking for the London 2012 Games with Wapping Sourdough’s Robin Weekes, Herman the friendship bread (née cake), another free Real Bread poster and more…

Issue 12 July - September 2012
WIN: A pair of tickets to The Cake & Bake Show in September, WIN a copy of Scandilicious Baking by Signe Johansen. Local loaf lovers line up for Lammas, Flour Power, Bread Hero: Emma Parkin, Kneading to escape, The best day in school ever, The Londoners' Loaf, Scandinavian Real Bread: Nordic, but nice by Signe Johansen, Recipe for learning, More Jobs per Loaf poster and more...

Issue 11 April - June 2012
WIN: A Real Bread class at Brook Bakery School or Cinnamon Square, and No Knead to Knead by Suzanne Dunaway.  The people’s loaf by Andrew Whitley, Bread Hero: Aidan Chapman, the science of flour, Real Bread Maker Week, a look at local loaves in Leicester, how to make Real Bread poster by Owen Postgate, and more...
 

Issue 10 January - March 2012
WIN: Copies of new books The Fabulous Baker Brothers and Bread Revolution, plus a bag for loaf; a look at bread in historic cookbooks; unravelling of the science of staling, peddling sourdough from John O'Groats to Land's End on a butcher’s bike; Real Bread at the heart of The Lantern Community;  a weekend baking with Andrew Whitley; and a day making sourdough with Dan Lepard.

Issue 9 October - December 2011
Win a bread class at The Phoenix Bakery School (worth £100!), a baking kit from The School of Artisan Food, Short & Sweet the new book by Dan Lepard, and a handmade bread board from Woods World Wide by Williams. Plus: Susan Nowak on a feast of bread and ale at the Great British Beer Festival; Rachel de Thample looks at the Real Bread in veg box schemes; Jane Mason on her host of Bread Angels; Marc Rothman reveals the science of the wood-fired brick oven; and John Downes shares a little more of his sourdough passion.

Issue 8 July - September 2011
Win How to Make Bread by Campaign ambassador Emmanuel Hadjiandreou; How many Real Bread bakers does it take to change a food system? by Andrew Whitley; Sourdough...the real thing by John Downes; Bread Hero: Kenny Rankin of Fifeteen London; Pappiness in your hands; Millers’ Tales; and more...

Issue 7 April - June 2011
Pappy 50th birthday to the modern industrial loaf competition to win a Real Bread baker’s starter kit from Hobbs House Bakery (worth £85), Bread Hero: Clive Mellum, Real Bread Maker Week,  taking sourdough to another level in Canada, a poor baker’s retarder-prover, community baking in Edinburgh, Real Bread from heritage grains in France, milling around Britain's water-powered flour makers, win a bread slicer from CookshopOnline.com and supply of flour from Marriage’s, and sourdough book Bethesdabasics, and much more...

Issue 6 January - March 2011
Prize draw to win a European baking class (worth £150) on 3rd April at The School of Artisan Food...Knead to Know, Bake Your Lawn, Denver Windmill, Bread Hero - Andy Forbes of the Brockwell Bake Association, (Carbon) footprints in the dough, e5 Bakehouse - underneath the arches...

Issue 5 October - December 2010
Our huge Christmas competition to win one of the prizes under our tree, which include a bread making course at River Cottage, an apprenticeship Saturday at The Phoenix Bakery with Aidan Chapman, and a Real Bread baker’s starter kit from Bakery Bits (worth £130); an interview with Bread Hero Tom Baker, Loaf; Dan McTiernan of the Handmade bakery on bringing home the bread; Silvija Davidson sees bread making therapy in action at Blackthorn Trust; bread in Malaysia and more...

Issue 4 July - September 2010
News and events roundup, The Gallery, on course at the Lighthouse Bakery, Andrew Auld at the loaf in Crich shares the many stories of bread, food writer and campaigner Silvija Davidson asks what is tradition?, Bread Hero, master baker Tom Herbert on Shepherding the future of Real Bread, Signe Johansen's love letter to Scandinavian crispbread, a recipe for real scones, a professional Real Bread recipe from the archives and a local loaf lover poster.

Issue 3 April - June 2010
Food writer and campaigner Silvija Davidson interviews Bread Hero Richard Bertinet; Tom Baker of Loaf social enterprise goes In search of a local loaf; the first-ever National Real Bread Maker Week, Are supermarket bloomers pants? Real Bread at the Real Food Festival; the Real Bread Campaign at Fifteen London; Real Bread: already a real choice? Andrew Whitley reports from BioFach in Germany; From the archives.

Issue 2 January - March 2010
Interview: Caroline Conran, Book Review: The Sunday Times Book of Real Bread, The quest for the perfect pizza, Bread Hero: Andrew Whitley, Spelt: the ‘new’ bread on the street? Biofuels, Real Bread is part of the Bigger Picture

Issue 1 October - December 2009
Lammas, In Praise of Crumbs, Time for bread, Real Bread represents Good Food for Our Money, Slices of life,Should flour be fortified with folic acid? Kids’ school lunches kneed Real Bread, Under the grill: The Federation of Bakers, Recipe: Simple sourdough starter, Bread Heroes: The Thoughtful Bread Company

 

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We're always keen to give budding writers, photographers, illustrators etc who are trying to get established the opportunity to see their work in print in front of Campaign supporters, the most passionate breadheads around

We're equally delighted when more established folks fancy doing a bit of pro bono work in support of our charity.

We totally respect that many people want, need and deserve paying for what they do, but if a voluntary gig could work for you, then we'd love to hear from you.

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Writers

If you're game, then please have a look above at what we've done already, then drop us a note with an outline of the different bread-related eature you'd like to write. We'd also like to hear from writers who are happy to do a piece we commission

Photographers

We love using great photos to help tell the stories we feature. If you're the snapper for the job, let us know and we'll tell you who or what we need photos of for the next issue. As it will involve going out on location, please let us know where you're based and where you'd be willing and able to travel to.

Illustrators

Each issue has a bold, eyecatching poster as the back cover, which bakeries and others put up on their walls.  We'd also love to use illustration to accompany features.  Fancy it?