If you’ve seen my blog before then you’ll know I’m a fan of real food and that includes bread.
Making real bread from scratch has begun to make a comeback; more and more people are starting to appreciate the handmade, locally produced products that are now being made.
Documenting real bread bakers
This documentary (see link at bottom), “Real bread bakers” highlights exactly why it’s so important and the benefits of supporting these creators rather than buying the heavily processed stuff in the supermarket, some of which are claiming to be sourdough but aren’t actually the real thing.
“Real bread bakers” follows people who are baking incredible breads, it gives behind the scenes insights into real bakers lives and tells their story as well as how this brings them a livelihood plus a sense of community.
It also gives you a brief history of the baking world from the original sourdoughs which then became disregarded because the mass produced stuff didn’t have the sour tang which made people believe that the authentic stuff had something wrong with it, when the opposite is true! We now know how much better the sour, fermented breads are for us, showing that we’ve now done the full circle and come back to appreciating the original stuff.
Some of the producers in this film even make breads for Michelin starred chefs which shows the uniqueness and high quality that can be achieved from bakers, this also in my mind shows just how wonderful making your own breads can be as you can develop and experiment with your favourite flavours.
The real bread revolution is definitely making a name for itself again but support is still needed. In order for these products to be readily available we need to support the people behind them, this means buying local quality stuff which remember, is also more nutritious for you too. It can also include advertising that hard work or quality produce with friends and family to spread the word about it and that way, people know where to purchase these options rather than just from the supermarket.
Please, give this documentary a watch, they ask for a small donation of just £2.30, part of the proceeds will go to the bread charity to support their work and if you feel you would like to support more, you can donate a larger sum, but that’s totally voluntary.
Click the link below to watch more and support this worthy cause.