Create a simple sourdough starter

Italian style rye bread

First steps towards making a sourdough loaf

Do you have a sourdough starter? Have you tried making one with no success? Help is at hand! My sourdough starter recipe is so easy to follow.

Eac September the Real Bread Campaign encourages us to eat (and perhaps make) sourdough bread. Real sourdough, we hope, made with just flour, water and salt. Of course, you can make sourdough at any time of year.

Why make sourdough? Yes, it does take time to create a loaf, but the flavour is so worth it. Sour it shouldn’t be. It is also far more easy to suggest and has plenty of fibre.

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Gloucestershire Food and Drink: September

Carters of Moseley at Westlands

Foodie experiences to enjoy this month

Time to discover what’s on in Gloucestershire (and sometimes a little further afield) this month. Cheltenham Food & Drink Week is coming up on the 18th September and there are some foodie treats to book in October at the Cheltenham Literary Festival and in November at the Stroud Book Festival. Head over to Evesham to experience Michelin level food in a rather unexpected venue and of course, treat yourself to an amazing gelato.

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Food books for you

The Wonky Stove - borshch

Choose a Food Book for Christmas Favourite books about food and cookbooks for Christmas. Some are new this year, others are classics you might have missed. We’ve chosen our favourites, …

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