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Bread makers of Britain: it's time to get Real!

From 17th January 2011, Knead to Know: the Real Bread starter, the introductory guide to bringing Real Bread back to the heart of a local community, will be available to order.

From 17th January 2011, Knead to Know: the Real Bread starter, the introductory guide to bringing Real Bread back to the heart of a local community, will be available to order from www.realbreadcampaign.org

In his introduction to the guide, Campaign ambassador Richard Bertinet, the award-winning author of Dough and Crust, founder of The Bertinet Kitchen & Bakery, and BBC Food Champion 2010, says: 'Whether you are a professional baker, a home baker who would like to turn a hobby into a career or just someone who loves Real Bread, then this handbook will become an invaluable tool.'

Published both in print and as a PDF download (price TBC but with a discount for Campaign members), Knead to Know contains information on business models, relevant legislation, money matters, equipment, ingredients, basic recipes, techniques, voluntary apprenticeships, pages of courses, equipment and ingredient suppliers, further reading, and much more. Existing professional bakers will find helpful advice on making the transition from additive-assisted production to baking all-natural, Real Bread and how to market it successfully.

In amongst these wholesome slices of advice, are tasty crumbs from people who know how to knead, including master bakers Paul Barker, Troels Bendix, Aidan Chapman, Paul Merry, and Andrew Whitley; as well as UK Community Supported Bakery pioneer, Dan McTiernan of The Handmade Bakery.

Campaign project officer Chris Young says: 'Knead to Know is for anyone who has watched someone else choosing between industrial loaves by squeezing them the same way that they test loo rolls, and thought: I wish there was a way that I could help to bring Real Bread back into my local community.'

Part of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming, and funded by the Big Lottery Fund's Local Food programme, the Real Bread Campaign champions locally produced loaves and finds ways to make bread better for us, better for our communities and better for the planet.  

For more information please contact Chris Young: realbread@sustainweb.org or 0203 5596 777

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Notes to editors

Local Food: has been developed by a consortium of 15 national environmental organisations, and is managed on their behalf by the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT). Supported by the Big Lottery Fund's Changing Spaces programme, Local Food has distributed grants to a variety of food related projects to make locally grown food more accessible. http://www.localfoodgrants.org/

The Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT): is a registered charity, incorporated by Royal Charter, to promote conservation and manage environmental programmes throughout the whole of the UK. It has established management systems for holding and distributing funds totalling more than 20 million annually to environmental projects across the UK.

The Big Lottery Fund's Changing Spaces programme was launched in November 2005 to help communities enjoy and improve their local environments. The programme funds a range of activities from local food schemes and farmers markets, to education projects teaching people about the local environment.

The Big Lottery Fund, the largest of the National Lottery good cause distributors, has been rolling out 2 million in Lottery good cause money every 24 hours to health, education, environment and charitable causes across the UK. http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/.

The Sheepdrove Trust provides generous annual funding to the Campaign.

Published 13 Dec 2010

Real Bread Campaign: The Real Bread Campaign finds and shares ways to make bread better for us, better for our communities and better for the planet. Whether your interest is local food, community-focussed small enterprises, honest labelling, therapeutic baking, or simply tasty toast, everyone is invited to become a Campaign supporter.

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