Awards fo­cus on ‘proper bread’

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - BUSINESS -

THE Chiltern So­ci­ety has launched its award for 2016, which is fo­cused on Real Bread.

Award or­gan­iser Elaine Ma­son said: “By Real Bread we mean bread made us­ing tra­di­tional meth­ods and con­tain­ing no ar­ti­fi­cial ad­di­tives. We would love peo­ple to nom­i­nate their favourite ar­ti­san bak­ery or bread stall at the lo­cal farm­ers’ mar­ket and tell us what is spe­cial about their loaves, and which loaf is their par­tic­u­lar favourite.”

Dur­ing the sum­mer, judges will be vis­it­ing the nom­i­nated bak­eries and bread stalls through­out the Chilterns to sam­ple the loaves.

A Real Bread award will be pre­sented in Septem­ber.

Ms Ma­son added: “Awards will be based on taste, texture and ap­pear­ance. We are also keen to hear from peo­ple who have a favourite recipe for real bread - there will be a prize for the per­son sub­mit­ting the nicest recipe which we will pub­lish in our mag­a­zine.

“One of the Chiltern So­ci­ety’s aims is to sup­port farm­ing and food pro­duc­tion be­cause the Chiltern land­scape we see today owes much to our farm­ers who look af­ter our beau­ti­ful coun­try­side.”

The so­ci­ety, which has 7,000 mem­bers help­ing to con­serve and cel­e­brate the Chiltern Hills, sup­ports food and drink pro­duc­ers and sup­pli­ers in the area by giv­ing an­nual awards for such busi­nesses as lo­cal pubs, tea shops and farm shops. This year it aims to sup­port lo­cal craft bak­ers.

The clos­ing date for nom­i­na­tions is May 31.

De­tails of the award and how you can get in­volved can be found on the Chiltern So­ci­ety’s web­site www.chilternso­ci­ety.org. uk.

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