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Slow Food UK names Peter Cook baker of the year

England, Northern Ireland and Wales winners all Real Bread Campaign supporters.

Peter Cooks Bread van. Copyright: Peter Cooks Bread

Peter Cooks Bread van. Copyright: Peter Cooks Bread

The Real Bread Campaign ambassador’s eponymous Peter Cooks Bread secured enough votes in the Slow Food in the UK Awards 2022 to be named Best Baker in England and also across the whole of the UK.

Ursa Minor Bakehouse in Ballycastle, owned and run by Peter’s fellow Campaign ambassador Dara O'hArtghaile and his wife Ciara was voted Best Baker in Northern Ireland, while Campaign supporter Pettigrew Bakeries took the award in Wales.

The announcement coincides with the opening of the first shop by Peter Cooks Bread (which previously had focused on markets and wholesale) at The Hopmarket in Worcester. Peter was also named Baker of the Year by this year’s Baking Industry Awards.

Full lists of winners in all categories for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the UK as a whole can be found on the Slow Food in the UK website.

Published Monday 12 December 2022

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