I'm down in Melbourne for a few weeks in May, and wanted to invite everyone to a get-together evening at Books for Cooks in Fitzroy, Melbourne on Thursday 10th May 2007. It's really just an excuse for bakers to leave the ovens for a moment and meet one another, but I'll try to rustle up some breads and nibbles and maybe (?) there will be some wine as well. It's a free evening so don't expect a banquet, but it's a great bookshop that always has a big baking section - old books and new - so if you haven't been it's worth a visit.
I'm hoping to read a few extracts from The Handmade Loaf and the upcoming book (for autumn 2008 now), "British Baking", a project that is turning into this vast compendium of forgotten and overlooked recipes and techniques from historic archives in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. But if the meet-up in 2005 is anything to go by, it will be a chance to get your voice heard on the hassles and highs we face as bakers trying to make and sell the best bread we can. If you can make it along please do.
p.s. I'm teaching a few classes as well during the visit and have put the details here:
But honestly, there is little I could add to the wealth of good advice and baking on this unique forum.