How delighted I was to receive and invitation to the World Bread Awards this year. An excuse to go to the big smoke, up town, our capitol city of London to offer a little of my bread making expertise. What an honour and what a day it was.
There are some hero’s that are in your life, and there are some you’ll probably never meet but it doesn’t mean they don’t have a huge influence on you.
Anthony Bourdain was a legend. A legend of cooking and a legend of writing. His honest accounts of the reality of the catering industry played a massive part in the life of 19 year old chef Jack. He was a huge inspiration because he spoke about a world we were part of, a flawed world, but a world to be hugely proud of nonetheless.
We all wanted to be him, we all wanted to work harder than him.
We all wanted our own stories to tell as well as he did and we got them. Thank you Anthony.
All sourdough starters have a history behind them. A romantic tale of travel across the globe and changing hands from generation to generation, it's all very lovely. Sometimes the origins of a starter are unclear and sometimes they even cause arguments! Fact is that your starter is unique to you, so start your own history.