Thanks to all the kind and generous bakers, writers and bloggers who have helped me make better bread than when I started out and who keep me company in this strange new world we find ourselves in each day.
Your generosity and time are a precious gift indeed and you bring joy into my life and food and sustenance to my heart.
‘May the Tao reveal itself to you…. in bread!’
Here is a selection of websites, blogs, resources that I am currently visiting. I am going to update this from time to time as there are always new people to meet with a fresh take on life. I I’ve put them in alphabetical order for now, as it’s hard to label some of the blogs as one thing or another and who wants to be labelled anyway?
Azelias Kitchen Az’s blog is full to bursting with interesting breadly posts and lots more
Garlic Buddha (great name!) - Ray’s new bread blog with some lovely photographs
Cake Crumbs and Cooking C is a dedicated cake baker who can make a mean loaf of bread when she feels like it!
Geraint Bakes Bread and writes about it beautifully over on the Fresh Loaf and has started teaching courses in Cardiff, Wales. I’ve seen pictures, I think he’s great! I’d go on a course of his if I was starting out.
Gill the Painter Gill paints, bakes and is generally brilliant company.
Holly Grove Kitchen - wonderful recipes here, beautifully photographed.
Leavened Heaven – Will is another great food and bread blogger, witty and perceptive.
LlynLines Carl’s food blog with some great wild food recipes and sourdough experiments – we’re waiting for his book to come out!
Miskmask - Poet, Gardener, Cook and Breadmaker has several wonderful blogs going!
Nipitinthebud A peaceful,gentle allotment blog to spend some time with
The Partisan Baker Bethesdabakers - North Wales sourdough specialist and teacher with a creative streak that springs in the oven
Abby – Mixitbakeit Abby is a Mellow Baker who bakes great bread
AnneMarie’s blog AnneMarie is another dedicated baker
Bagni Di Lucca Tuscany, Finland, a travel blog full of wonderful pictures and stories.
Bao/Bread More fabulous bread here
Bewitching Kitchen Sally is a Brazlian born multi-lingual bread maker, scientist and blogger based in the States but whose interests extend far beyond.
Cityhippyfarmgirl Funny and interesting Australian blog, great photos and lots of creativity and original thinking going on here.
Farine – MC blogs so beautifully that she is a role model for anyone who wants to blog about bread and baking. You will find some fabulous posts here if you haven’t already visited her blog, you should!
Dr Fugawe’s Lost World a brilliant blogger living in Oregon, mammoth squash wrangler and all round fount of knowledge on baking and fermentation. Currently on blog vacation.
Fig Jam and Lime Cordial Visit my dear friend Celia’s blog for inspiration, tutorials and some great cake – say hi to her chickens!
Gregoire Michaud is a pastry chef at the Four Seasons in Hong Kong, he is also an author and active blogger and has a lovely site called Swiss Roots which I am currently exploring and getting to know!
Thekitchensgarden is an incredibly exciting blog full of glorious photos and fantastic stories of life on a small farm written by a great story teller and photographer, Cecilia G.
Mel’s Home Baking Adventures – Join Melanie as she explores the wonderful world of baking!
Onecoolsitebloggingtips Everything you could want to know to make your blogging better from the wonderful Timethief who has helped me to improve my blogging by miles!
Ostwestwind Fantastic breads baked by Ulrike in Germany
SincerelyEmily Emily writes about her life in Texas, her food, garden and lots more. I met her doing the Alphabet in August. She’s great fun!
Spice and more Another great Australian food blog! One of the bee keepers.
Steps on the Journey Heidi is another unique blogger, making everything from lavender wands to exquisitely decorated biscuits, her blog is full of joy and she is a kind and generous soul.
TeawithHazel – Jane is full of inventive and frugal dishes that make the most of what she has in the kitchen and is an all-round creative person
The Weekend Bakery – Wonderful Dutch site run by Marieke and Ed in English with lots to read and watch as they bake in their Rofco ovens. Check out their latest croissant making video!
Ye Olde Breade Blogge Nils has a wonderful collection of handcrafted rye recipes and is a great enthusiast, though lately we haven’t heard much from him on the baking front.
Yumarama Bread Mr Mellow Baker himself! Currently at Baking School learning how the pros do it!
Other Highly Recommended Sites and Forums
Atmospheric Optics I love this site for its international collection of extraordinary photos of the wonders you can see in the sky all written up beautifully by Les Cowley
the loaf Andrew at the Loaf in Crich, a very succesful young bakery doing brilliantly!
Bakery Bits Patrick supplies all the paraphenalia you might want for your home baking and a few things you might not have thought about yet….
Fresh Loaf Great international bread forum where you can participate in very lively discussions, and where many people keep their baking blogs, such as Ananda, an artisan professional now lecturing at Newcastle College and Daisy A a delightful yet serious baker.
Mellow Bakers The most easy going lot of bakers in town…baking their way through Jeffrey Hamelman’s book ‘Bread’. Finishing up Jan 2012, maybe they will bake another book?
Le Petit Boulanger When you can’t sleep at night, watch the slashing videos here.