Part of Food MarketsFriday 5 October 2012 -
Sunday 7 October 2012
The first ever Real Bread Festival launches in London.
The Real Bread Festival is a fun and informative market festival that allows visitors to not only taste and shop, but also to learn from some of Britain's best bakers, including Richard Bertinet, Rose Prince, Andrew Whitley and more. In association with the Real Bread Campaign, and brought to you by the organisers of the Cheese & Wine, Tea and Coffee and The Chocolate Festivals.
A range of exhibitors offer baking essentials, as well as a collection of freshly baked breads, cheeses, charcuterie, jams and cider, perfect for an 'ambling picnic'. Expect to find hot food based on bread along with sweet food made with flour and water, such as churros and doughnuts, which offer a sweet ending to a great day out.
There are areas showing breads of the world, gluten free options and a children's area, which features pizza making with Brockwell Bake. Children also get the chance to process sheaves of wheat through threshing, winnowing, milling and sieving to dough mixing and finally baking.
A series of free, tutored tastings, talks and demonstrations are available in the Real Bread Cookery Theatre, coordinated by renowned chef and culinary expert Valentina Harris. Topics will include Bread making - facts and myths, Bread and food matching and the Bread Masters, which introduces some of the UK's experts, giving them the opportunity to guide, advise and inspire visitors to get baking. They also take part in a Baker's Question Time which allows visitors to get help with any baking related conundrum.
Speakers taking part in the talks and demos include Trine Hahnemann, author of The Scandinavian Cookbook and The Nordic Diet, Rachel de Thample, author of Less Meat More Veg, and Maunika Gowardhan, Indian food specialist and author of the blog cookinacurry.co.uk
11am - 8pm Friday and Saturday
11am - 6pm Sunday
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