AN award-winning city bakery has organised free 'real bread baking' demonstrations to show how the healthiest and tastiest bread is made.

Peter Cooks Bread at 3 The Hopmarket in Worcester is running the breadmaking demonstrations on February 19, 21 and 23 as part of the Real Bread Campaign’s Real Bread Week.

As part of the international Real Bread Week (February 17 to 25), loaf lovers around the globe will bring people together through sharing Real Bread knowledge, skills, traditions and stories.

Peter Cook is hosting the free, three-hour workshop between 9am and noon over three days at his Worcester shop.

The session includes making a Ledbury Loaf, explaining the wonders of sourdough and baking focaccia breads.

Real Bread Campaign coordinator Chris Young said: “We’ve created this cross-generational, cross-cultural event to emphasise the fact that anyone and everyone can make and enjoy bread, and pass that love to other people. It’s great to have BIA Baker of the Year 2022, Peter involved.”

Space in the shop will be limited but Mr Cook will be there all morning to explain the process of baking Real Bread.

His 20 year old sourdough starter will be available to take home in exchange for a 'doughnation' to the Real Bread Campaign.

The three main aims of the week are encouraging people to make and buy Real Bread and support the Real Bread Campaign, the charity flying the flag for additive-free loaves and uniting the people behind their rise.

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People are encouraged to post on social media photos of themselves making Real Bread with others, and with the bread they have made together, tagged #RealBreadWeek.

The bakery will be celebrating 10 years in business in March 2024. Over the years, it has won World Bread Awards, Britain’s Best Loaf, Slow Food UK Bakery of the Year, and BIA Baker of the Year. Combining wholesale trade to the hospitality industry, home deliveries, farmers markets and its own Worcester shop, the bakery supplies many of the region’s top establishments from Michelin star to the UK’s best burger shops.

The Real Bread Campaign’s was co-founded in November 2008 by the baker Andrew Whitley and Sustain, the food and farming charity that continues to run it.

The Campaign’s mission is finding and sharing ways to make bread better for us, better for our communities and better for the planet. Its vision is a near future in which everyone to has the chance to choose Real Bread, whether made at home or by a community-focussed bakery.