Category Archives: Working for Change

Building Community with Bread

Many thanks to our supporter Elizabeth Waddington for reaching out and offering to write this blog post for us on the role bread can play in building communities. The Covid-19 crisis is pushing the notion of community unavoidably to the fore, as many are forced to rely on the support of neighbours for supplies, and […]

‘National’ flour for a national emergency – Mungoswells to the rescue

In a move reminiscent of the darkest days of World War 2, Mungoswells Mill has decided to concentrate on producing an ’85% extraction’ brown flour instead of separate white and wholemeal. Milling the one grade of flour will simplify and speed up production to address a big backlog of orders with a nutritious and tasty […]

‘Bake Two, Share One’ Recipe for Coronavirus Bread Communities

How can we help during the Coronavirus outbreak? We have been putting our heads together to work out how we can best play to our strengths and yours.   We’re focusing on two activities: 1. ‘Bake Two, Share One’ 2. Responsive help, tips, guidance and troubleshooting from us to help you bake your best loaf […]

Our Daily Bread: Six loaves at the fault lines of economics & health – SRUC Global Food Security & Nutrition talk

In October 2019, STB Chairman Andrew Whitley was invited by Dr. Cesar Revoredo-Giha to give a lecture to students on his Global Food Security & Nutrition MSc course at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). Andrew’s hour-long talk explored, through the medium of six different loaves, the international historic and economic stories that unfold from ancient dinner […]

Andrew Whitley’s DO Lecture Podcast: ‘Why Bread Needs Time’

Why Bread Needs Time The DO Lectures Andrew’s DO Lecture, in which he sets out the case for a campaign for better bread, was originally recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2008. Its recent publication as a DO Podcast is nicely timed for Real Bread Week 2020: listen in here. If you’re looking for a way to fit […]

Sourdough code of (mal)practice? Real Bread Campaign urges DEFRA to reject proposed industry code

The Real Bread Campaign believes that a document sent to Defra is a cheats’ charter that attempts to legitimise abusing people’s growing love of sourdough by hijacking the word. A group of five trade bodies* has presented Defra with a ‘UK Baking Industry Code of Practice for the Labelling of Sourdough Bread and Rolls’. The […]

Farmerama launches ‘Cereal’ podcast

We are delighted to be featured in the first episode of Farmerara’s new serial, Cereal. This six-part series launches with a measured, intelligent introduction into why long-fermented sourdough bread made with traditional grains is a different food from a supermarket loaf made for profit. Below is Farmerama’s introduction to episode 1 of Cereal: we hugely recommend you […]

Our Contribution to the Rowett Institute Climate Week 2019 Pledge Tree

As part of Climate Week 2019 (7 – 13th October) the Rowett Institute for Nutrition and Health in Aberdeen created a ‘pledge tree’ for the Rowett atrium. Launched on the 11th October, this represented an opportunity for the Institute to showcase their research and the work of partners and colleagues to contribute towards fulfilling the […]

Geoff Tansey’s Audio and Video Tours Around Macbiehill Agroforestry Farm

Food campaigner, writer, broadcaster and consultant Geoff Tansey joined Scotland The Bread Chairman Andrew Whitley in 2015 for a filmed guided tour of Macbiehill Agroforestry Farm in the Scottish Borders. Andrew is now preparing to move from the five-acre farm closer to Balcaskie Estate, where we are now based at Bowhouse and our grain is […]

About Hunter’s Organic Grain and Wholemeal Flour

Key information Variety name: Hunter’s Certified organic wheat 100% wholemeal flour finely ground on the innovative Zentrofan cyclone mill Above-average values for most key minerals Soft texture and a flavour that is quite a revelation Suitable for real bread (with long fermentation and no additives) and pastries, cakes and biscuits Origins Hunter’s wheat has an interesting story. Sometime around […]