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Latest News 2014
July - Runner Up
Great British Food is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural Farm Produce Awards, celebrating the most delicious local foods from producers from all over the British Isles. Over 300 entries were judged by a panel of food editors across 14 categories, while the magazine's readers voted for the 'GBF Farm Hero' award, which this year was snapped up by Burt's Crisps.
"This is the first year we've run the awards and I'm absolutely delighted with the results," says Natasha Lovell-Smith, editor of Great British Food magazine and chair of the judging panel. "Our winners span the length and breadth of Britain, from Edwards of Conwy butchers in North Wales to The Flour Station bakery in London, and the standard of produce was truly remarkable, making the judging extremely hard fought.
"In Great British Food magazine we celebrate the very best UK produce – from Kentish hops and Scottish salmon to heritage fruits and rare breed meat – and as a result our judges took the taste and provenance of each entry very seriously, as well as awarding points for packaging and overall appearance. All of our winners are right at the top of their game, both in terms of fantastic flavour and their dedication to local sourcing. We can't wait to get started on next year's awards."
The full list, including runners up, will be featured in the September issue of Great British Food, on sale 1st August 2014.
Latest News 2013
October - TIPTREE WORLD BREAD CHAMPION
- ABO low carb bites, (little soya rolls with herbs and linseed) won GOLD in the Gluten Free Category.
- ABO white bread won SILVER in the Gluten Free Category.
- ABO spelt wholemeal won SILVER in the Wholegrain Category.
Artisan Bread Organic won three awards at the Tiptree World Bread Awards. by master of ceremonies Stephen Hallam at St John's Church, Hyde Park on October 8th 2013.
We had to fend off competition from around the United Kingdom, with some loaves even being flown in from Cornwall and hand-delivered on the morning of the judging at the Worshipful Company of Bakers, to ensure peak freshness.
Timing was a challenge for us too as the bread had to be in London by noon. We had to pick three breads from our range and all three won an award!
As reported in the Whitstable Times on Thursday, Thursday, October 17, 2013:
Stars of the bread-baking world from across the UK gathered in London on Tuesday, October 8 for the announcement of the winners.
The judges included Edd Kimber, winner of the Great British Bake Off, and the legendary baker Charles Geary, known as Mr Bread.
Mr Hallam said: "We had very exacting criteria for judging, and every loaf was judged anonymously. The competition was exceptional."
Latest News 2011
July - Happy 10th Birthday Artisan Bread Organic
We had a staff party on the 15th of July to celebrate 10 years of Artisan Bread Organic. Yes, Artisan Bread has been making amazing bread for 10 years now. It has been hard work but also rewarding and we have achieved a lot. No time for complacency though. We have big plans. Watch this space...
July - New eco friendly oven
We now have a new hi-tec oven from Heuft running on thermo oil. It has it's own telephone line back to Heuft just in case something goes wrong. The boiler is heated electrically with green energy. This is to replace one of our very old Wachtel ovens, which is 45 years old. Good old German engineering!
February - Staff training
Gary Lukehurst from Artisan Bread Organic has successfully taken part in a professional Gluten Free baking seminar at the prestigious International Baking Academy in Weinheim, Germany. Well done Gary!
January - Artisan Bread in the Telegraph
In the article Tried & tested: gluten-free bread Telegraph journalist Rose Prince compared Artisan Bread with Genius. According to Rose Genius looked like, but didn't taste like real bread and was made with potato starch, egg white, Xantham gum, sugar beet flakes and yeast. She also unsuccessfully tried to get Genius to comment on the use of enzymes. In the discussion that followed the article some users reported that Xantham gum caused them heart-burn. Read more on Xantham gum