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Slow Rise

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Slow Rise

Slow Rise: A Breadmaking Adventure

Adrian Scarborough reads from journalist Robert Penn’s account of his search for the perfect bread made from ancient wheat grains – a quest that takes him to several countries around the world, including Egypt, Turkey and America, before he returns home to grow his own wheat in the Black Mountains in Wales. Can he learn to plant, harvest, thresh and bake enough sourdough bread to feed his family for a year?

Episode 1 available now on BBC Sounds - and very listenable it is.