Way to Dough!
by Chris Young
The 10th annual, international #RealBreadWeek this year runs from 24 February to 4 March, read on to discover how you could get involved.
Launched in 2009 and run each year since by the Real Bread Campaign, the slightly-more-than-a-week celebrates additive-free loaves and the people who make them. Bakeries, baking schools and other flour arrangers are encouraged to run Real Bread classes, tastings, feasts and other events to share the delicious delights of all-natural loaves. Everyone else is invited to get involved, either by buying a loaf of Real Bread from a local bakery at the heart of your local community, or baking your own.
To help you track down loaves and classes near you, the Real Bread Campaign’s website features a list of baking classes and a Real Bread Finder map. The Campaign’s recipe book, Slow Dough: Real Bread is also available from the website.
Part of the charity Sustain, the Campaign’s work championing the rise of Real Bread and challenging obstacles to it includes: the Together We Rise therapeutic and social baking initiative, lobbying for an Honest Crust Act to protect shoppers from incomplete and misleading labelling and marketing and No Loaf Lost guide to bakery surplus reduction.