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Christmas cheer

first_imgSilly season has arrived in force. For evidence, you need look no further than The Herald in Scotland, which reported on another town collectively embracing its inner loon.The United Parish of Carstairs in Lanarkshire is to be renamed Bethlehem for 24 hours, and nearby Carstairs Junction will be signposted Nazareth (yes, the council is in on this), as part of a day-long winter festival organised by one Rev Alan Gibson. He is taking the Christmas message to the streets on the back of camels in order to win back dwindling congregations.And the inevitable bakery angle? Chocolate wafer maker Tunnock’s has baked up a batch of 2,000 wafers, relabelled from “caramel” to “camel”, to hand out in the streets. Let’s hope it brings winter cheer not least to Tunnock’s itself, which was beset by staff strikes this year.last_img read more

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Bread Ahead continues expansion after opening up new site

first_imgBread Ahead bakery and school is set to open a third retail outlet in Seven Dials, London and is expected to announce a fourth imminently.The site is set to open today (Monday 10 October) and will specialise in doughnuts, focaccia, sourdough bread and savoury filled brioche buns.Matt Jones, co-founder of the business and bakery school, had already revealed his intentions to expand his bakery after telling British Baker last year that he would like to open up four well-placed sites in central London by the end of this year.The bakery first opened in Borough Market in 2013 and supplies a host of restaurants and delis throughout London.This followed the launch of the bakery school, which focuses on traditional baking and pastry skills for established bakers and amateurs.The bakery opened up its second outlet last year in Westfield Stratford after investing around £40k in the 500sq ft site.British Baker’s sister title MCA understands that the group is working on plans for an additional bakery and baking school, as well as a shake-up at its Borough Market.last_img read more