Only Natural Sourdough Workshop, Saturday 5th of November

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The Chorleywood Bread Process may not rank with the bubonic plague or the atom bomb when it comes to a negative impact on mankind but there are those who think it’s right up there.  It’s the highly mechanized bread production method developed in the UK in the 1960s that revolutionized how bread is made (and not in a good way!). It lead to the wholesale replacement of largely home based, slow fermentation bread baking with bulk production of highly additive laden, poorly nutritious bread and it’s the method used to produce 80% of the world’s bread today. Regarded as revolutionary and liberating at the time it has and does feed the masses but with what? Real food, I don’t think so! Many people think it’s time to redress this situation.

“We believe in the right of access for all through education to nutritional, life-affirming foods”.

This is from the mission statement of Julie Lockett and Joe Fitzmaurice on their website What a great place to start!

Julie and Joe run the Riot Rye Bake House and Bread School in the Eco Village of Cloughjordan and are passionate about empowering Ireland to bake real bread. We’re delighted to be hosting Joe for a full day Sourdough Baking Workshop in the Taghmon Community Centre on Saturday the 5th of November. Would you like to learn how to bake goodness packed, nutty and delicious sourdough bread at home? You’ll do this on the day, lunch will be provided and you’ll leave with an amazing new skill and your first loaves to finish at home.

Numbers are limited to 10 and the cost is €90. Book your place today – in store, by calling 053 912 3236 or on-line at but be quick some places are already booked!

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Recipe of the Month – Glorious Breads!

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We had such a great day in Murphy’s Barn cooking and eating with Oliver McCabe in May that I’m taking this opportunity to let you know in advance of our next food event. This autumn (on Saturday the 5th of November) we’ve invited Joe Fitzmaurice from Riot Rye Bakehouse and Bread School in Cloughjordan to give a Sourdough Bread Baking day in Wexford. Joe is passionate about spreading the word about how changing over to ‘real bread’ is such a crucial tool for health. To quote Joe “We believe that for too many years Ireland has been unnecessarily dependent upon the industrial baking and chemical industries for its bread. Many people do not have access to bread made without bicarbonate of soda, flour improvers, preservatives or other unnecessary additives. The knowledge of how to naturally turn grain into bread has been lost.”
Riot Rye’s own courses are completely booked out for this year so, as numbers will be limited for this, we suggest you let us know as soon as possible if you are interested. Click on the link above for more details.
To get you in the mood here are a few (slightly less involved) bread recipes that we’d like to share.

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