Bread that Nourishes

Baking with wild yeast has been core to Vanessa Kimbell's work and life for over 30 years and her love of sourdough is unwavering. She's an award-winning author, inspirational teacher and regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's Food Programme.

Vanessa writes, researches and teaches from her base at The Sourdough School. Get 10% off 12-month membership of her Sourdough Club a week-by-week online course offering over 70 video tutorials and 130 recipes, by entering discount code HODMEDODS10 at the checkout.

The Sourdough School is more than a cookery school. It’s about sharing incredible scientific knowledge about the connection between bread and our gut microbiome. It’s supported by a network of medical professionals, scientists, wheat breeders, nutritionists, specialist bakers, researchers, academics.

Vanessa has been gathering research on sourdough and fermentation from all over the world, developing recipes and techniques. Her aim is to research and share what she finds, applying evidence and the practical application of fermenting and baking into delicious, affordable nutritious bread recipes to bake, to eat and to enjoy.

We're delighted to be sharing a little of Vanessa's work here and pleased to be helping create a series of Botanical Blends from our British-grown pulses and grains. Vanessa champions fresh flour. Packed with the full flavour and nutrition of whole grains, home-milled flours are hard to beat - see our mills and grists for more inspiration.