Get Baking And Celebrate Real Bread Maker Week With Manna From Devon Cooking School

Bread expert and baker David Jones of Manna from Devon Cooking School is encouraging people to get hands on and busy bread making, helping to raise awareness of Real Bread Maker Week (10th to 16th May).  David will be sharing his wealth of bread knowledge by hosting two fun and informative 'Make and Bake' sessions at the popular cooking school in Kingswear on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th May.

David is a firm believer bread should be made using first class ingredients, lots of time and with heaps of respect.  His line of thought is shared by Real Bread Maker Week, which has quickly become Britain's biggest annual celebration of bread.

During the two days of workshops, which will run between 3.00pm and 7:30pm, David will share his passion and enthusiasm for baking, teaching pupils how to shape their own wholesome loaf and bake it using The Bushman Wood Fired Ovens in Manna from Devon's purpose built outdoor kitchen.  Whilst waiting for the dough to prove and the loaves to cook those attending will learn a little about the Real Bread campaign and have the opportunity to sample a fantastic array of tasty freshly baked breads.  Each individual workshop will take approximately 1¼ - 1½ hours.  Places cost £15 per person (donated to the Real Bread campaign) but are limited with booking essential.  Email David and Holly at to secure a place.  

Co-owner of Manna from Devon Cooking School, David says: "I absolutely love the technical aspects of bread making and relish the opportunity to be able to teach pupils how to make as many desirable forms of bread possible within the allotted time."  David continues: "It's fantastic to see a return in demand for these traditional skills which offer so many rewards, both on a therapeutic, relaxation level and in the creation of something delicious." 

Manna from Devon Cooking School runs a number of bread courses throughout the year including 'Success with Bread', 'Italian Bread' and 'Artisan Bread Weekend'.  For course dates and further information please visit

Part of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming, and funded by the Big Lottery Fund's Local Food programme, the Real Bread Campaign champions locally-produced, 100% additive-free loaves, and finds ways to make bread better for us, better for our communities and better for the planet.   Membership of the Real Bread Campaign is open to everyone who cares about the state of bread in Britain.  Further information can be found at

Established in 2005, Manna from Devon Cooking School is run by Holly and David Jones who teach cooking skills to small groups in the relaxed environment of their Victorian home overlooking the beautiful River Dart in South Devon.  They run a number of themed relaxed pop-up suppers at the cooking school including Tapas, Morroccan, Thai and new for 2014 Indian.  Please visit the pop-up page on for further information.

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