A decade ago I learned to make bread at a weekend course.
Not only did I enjoy learning a new skill, but I was fascinated by the science and the stories linked to the process.
I also found that the bread I made using organic wholemeal flour and a sourdough starter, was digestible for me in a way that other bread wasn’t.
Since then my baking skills need some further practice, but I am more interested than ever in the history and stories that surround it, and am enthusiastic to share these and find more.
My intention is for this to be a resource for home and community bakers, community growers, educators and anyone who is interested in the stories and lore of bread.
I hope to add to this collection as I get out and about to share these stories and songs, and as I learn more from the people I meet…
A huge thanks to Tasgadh – Small Grants for the Traditional Arts fund, and Bread Matters for making this work possible.