Good to know.
If you're keen to learn more, here are some excellent resources. Happy travels!
As always, try your local, independent bookseller first. Your support matters.
Got questions? This is my favourite place to find answers. Elly has the very best videos - for everything wholegrain, sourdough, home milling and soap making. Her instructions are super clear, she's a genius at keeping it simple, and she's one of the loveliest people ever. Not surprisingly, her Members Group is filled with creative, good people doing excellent things.
The Rye Baker
by Stanley Ginsberg. Otherwise known as The Rye Bible. The recipes are fabulous, but I think the best bit is the insight into the cultural traditions and history of rye baking. What's the difference between traditional rye breads in Sweden vs Finland? Ask Stanley. He knows.
River Cottage gluten free
by Naomi Devlin. Yes, I've watched every episode of River Cottage. I'm a huge fan of Hugh's work - everything from sourcing food with care, to minimising waste and protecting elephants.
I think I've made almost half the recipes in this book. Naomi is brilliant. A particularly good place to start if you want to make excellent gltuten-free pastry.
Books for Cooks
I think books, especially cookbooks, are special... rather like friends - sometimes quirky, other times rude, but almost always something to learn from. I doubt anyone in Australia knows more about cookbooks than Tim and Amanda. And if they do, they probably won't sell you their books with the same lovely approach.
A Handful of Flour
by Tess Lister. Recipes from Shipton Mill '...is not simply a book of recipes but, like Shipton Mill itself, is grounded in the belief that flour matters. A simple ingredient which, if chosen and treated with care, can make all the difference.' Couldn't have said it better. If you need any inspiration, just have a look at the link to Shipton Mills. I'm ready to book a flight. :-)
All Day Baking
by Michael & Pippa James. Two Legends in the baking world. Not just for their excellent baking skills, but for their incredible support of others in the industry.
The Viking in the Wheat Field
by Susan Dworkin. A fascinating insight into the world of genebanks and the history of wheat breeding. There are heroes and villains, but most importantly, an insight into why seeds matter so much to all of us.