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Knead to Know: fifth anniversary

The Real Bread Campaign is celebrating five years of Knead to Know, its introductory guide to setting up and running a small baking enterprise.

Since 2011, more than 5000 budding bready entrepreneurs, from Yarmouth to Yangon, and Thunder Bay to Kuala Lumpur, have grabbed copies of Knead to Know.

With an introduction by Richard Bertinet, the book contains information and advice from many more Real Bread experts, including his fellow Campaign ambassadors Aidan Chapman, Duncan Glendinning, Emmanuel Hadjiandreou, Tom Herbert and Andrew Whitley.

The book is perhaps unique. As Alex Lister of Rise Artisan Bakehouse in Durham put it: “There are lots of books with bread recipes in them, but only one with a bakehouse recipe.”

The speed of Knead to Know’s sell-out first two print runs grabbed the attention of food and drink specialist Grub Street and the book remains a popular fixture in their catalogue. Publisher Anne Dolamore said: “We’re so proud of how this great little book continues to inspire people to start Real Bread businesses from Aberdeen to Auckland.”

Still in print, Emma Parkin of Emma’s Bread Exeter calls it “the most practical book for anyone thinking of starting a bakery enterprise. It hasn't dated and still provides useful back up in those moments of extreme doubt.”

Knead to Know is available from all good, independent, local bookshops, and Real Bread Campaign supporters can buy discounted copies online at

As a companion to the book, Nourish will publish Slow Dough: Real Bread, the Campaign’s first collection of recipes, in September. It is available to pre-order now for UK delivery, with a 25% discount on offer to Campaign supporters.

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Published 19 Jul 2016

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