The Thoughtful Bread Co.

It was in December 2008 at the Farmer’ Market at Green Park Station in Bath that Duncan Glendinning set up a small stall selling homemade bread baked in a  clay oven in his garden. He asked the customers who came to taste his wares to write on a chalk board what they thought of his […]

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The Abel and Cole organic story

The Abel and Cole organic fruit and veg box company is one of the great success stories of the organic movement. From very humble beginnings 23 years ago, an ex-law student called Keith Abel started what is now a business with a £35 million turnover, delivering lucky dip, seasonal, regional organic produce to over 40 […]

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The Ethicurean at Barley Wood Walled Garden

As far as the eye can see, the broad landscape of Wrington Vale and the Mendip Hills stretches like a rolling green patchwork blanket to the distant horizon. I am standing under an archway in the Barley Wood Walled Garden, just south of Bristol, staring at candy coloured blossom on espalier and cordon fruit trees, growing their slender branches across […]

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“Short & Sweet” by Dan Lepard

Home bakers should thank their lucky stars they are such a well-served group of cook book consumers. Every year at least two or three major baking compendiums are published by seriously devoted authors which go on to become the trustworthy kitchen companions for the crumb, cake and crust cognoscenti. Our top three most used tomes are […]

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A visit to Barrington Pottery in Somerset

We are always looking for new artisan suppliers for The Foodie Bugle Shop, and in particular those British craftsmen and craftswomen who create functional, useful objects for everyday use. I have long been a fan of Paul Jessop’s work, and so my husband and I went to see him and his partner Marion at their workshop in the […]

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The Town Mill Bakery

If we had to nominate a firm favourite bakery-café then it would have to be The Town Mill Bakery in Lyme Regis. It is everything you could possibly want in a democratic, egalitarian and communal eating space. Do not come here if what you are after are starched linens, individual tables, stiff Menu sheets or armies of […]

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