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Steven Croft
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Baker and advocate of Real Bread and real food. Food blogger, guitarist, writer and communication geek. Loves dogs owner of two crazy Collies.
Baker and advocate of Real Bread and real food. Food blogger, guitarist, writer and communication geek. Loves dogs owner of two crazy Collies.

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What Our Local Card Shop Says About Shopping Locally
Congratulations Michelle! For thirty years Michelle has sold local people greetings cards from her shop Celebrations in the Lees village centre in Oldham. It was the anniversary of her launching the shop last year. The shop is successful, by Michelle's stan...

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Do You Really Choose the Food You Buy? - Take Back Control.
Who chooses the food you buy for your family? Surely you do. It is you that writes your shopping list picks items from the shelves and  place them in the trolley. But lift the lid of the products in our we choose  and it is much less clear who is choosing w...

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I've not written anything here for a while, but here's what I thought of last night's Martin Carthy gig.

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The Need to Knead
Across the globe bakers knead.
Wherever wheat doughs are made, kneading happens. Jane Mason, founder of
Virtuous Bread is currently working on The
Travelling Bread Oven , a film celebrating bread across the globe. She says: introducing flour to water '...th...

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Let's Keep the Awww in Our Meat
Awww. Lambs are cute. Cows have beautiful doleful eyes and seem so gentle when they gaze at you happily chewing; and pigs: such cheerful friendly chaps. We do an odd mental thing when we think about food don't we? We love fluffy and cuddly creatures: we giv...

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Why We Should be Concerned About 'Artisan' Food
Not made in a factory - made in my kitchen I'm just about at the end of my tether with the way big food producers stretch the truth. We forgive, don't we, the superlatives of mass marketing that sweep us unthinkingly into buying big-branded products. We're ...

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What Can be More Instant than Mash?
Who's eating all the instant mash?...Don't look at me. I can't stand the gloopy stuff. And I know it's not you. So whose guilty secret is instant mashed potato? Somebody's eating it, with an estimated 140 million servings of the best-selling brand alone sol...

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