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Bread and Beer

It’s been a lovely Christmas Eve. My pleasures are simple, a little like the food here.  Our food culture, in Northern Europe, is founded on bread and beer.  And today I got to drink my favourite beer again and it’s … Continue reading

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Damned Fine Bread

I am not a bread-nut.  I’ve spent time over the last couple of years making a small radio series about bread because I’m interested in people.  Bread is a culinary blank canvas, certainly in Europe and West Asia, and the … Continue reading

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A Sussex Equinox

I never tire of the passing of the seasons in Sussex.  Yesterday morning, as the sun broke through the mist over Bewl Water, spring made its presence felt with its electricity in the air. The fecund earth is about to … Continue reading

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Bread, Church and History: Krakow

This is a long overdue post.  Back in September I visited Radzionków outside Katowice in southern Poland to record part of a programme for Our Daily Bread as the radio series is tentatively titled. The contrast between Katowice and Krakow … Continue reading

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Czarny Chleb i Czarna Kawa

(Black Bread and Black Coffee) It’s been an exhilarating two or three weeks with three excursions to different parts of Europe in search of the stories that bread has to tell. After Cologne my next stop was southern Poland.  I … Continue reading

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Cologne, Bread and Serendipity

Without giving too much away my adventures in bread took me yesterday to Cologne (or Köln as it properly is in German). There I met up with my old friend Dan Schickentanz, a.k.a. Dan DeGustibus and with Michael Zimmermann to … Continue reading

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