Good Bread Deserves Respect, Buy A Good Bread Knife Advises Richard Bertinet

Brittany born baker Richard Bertinet calls Bath home.

Besides running The Bertinet Bakery and a cooking (cookery) school, he shares his food philosophy as applied to bread in these few words of advice:

"Good bread deserves respect.  It is well worth investing in a proper big, sharp serrated bread knife.  This will ensure that you can cut thin, even slices of bread, particularly when slicing bread with a thick crust like sourdough."

Would it qualify as Kansha since it shows respect both for the food and its maker?


Today, October 15, 2011, Richard was offering An Introduction to Bread Making sold out class based on his book Dough (Kyle Books, 2005).

I also noticed a Croissant and Viennoiserie Masterclass on November 3.

Check the Full Schedule of Classes.

(* Photo of Richard Bertinet from Bertinet Bakery site)

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