The Fresh Loaf

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Artisan Baking in the Lake District - England

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September 18, 2006 - 11:05am -- artisanfood

We run an on-line artisan food magazine in the Lake District in England. There are a number of Artisan bakers located in this area. We have an organic stoneground mill, that supplies a lot of the flour, they source their wheat from the UK as well. One bakery is called The Village Bakery, the founder Andrew Whitley has just written a book on the the UK Bread industry and artisan baking, it is a superb book you can see the review of by clicking on the link here. One particular bread that is very good, a rye bread made from Sourdough smuggled out of Russia, is one of my favourites. Another artisan baker who does more french style bread is Aiden Monks, he runs Pain De Paris in a place called Staveley. Our Italian influenced bread is provided by Simon from the Staff of life in Kendal. If you want to know more, just follow the links. - Martin (Regarding the image, you will have to guess what it is!)