Bites: Park life

ABF seeks dough for bread

A woman's place is in her office-kitchen hybrid

PETER YORK ON ADS No 300: KINGSMILL BREAD

Needles found in Asda bread

POLICE WERE yesterday investigating a bakery firm after sewing needles were found in loaves of bread stocked by supermarket giant Asda.

Bakery deal

ONE OF the country's leading suppliers of cakes and confectionery to the retail trade, nff plc (formerly Northumberland Fine Foods), has bought a Wales-based baking and distribution business which went into administration before Christmas.

Open Eye Letter: Sliced bread

I just contacted CGU about house contents insurance (mine is due in March) and saved more than a third on my renewal premium. A good deal, considering the OU gets a slice as well.

Theatre reviews: Toast

Toast

Midweek Money: The day the bread bin ordered bunds

The Trader

Games: don't junk it - use it

Some months ago, I explained how to make a see-through bread bin out of two plastic water containers. At the time I warned against attempting to use the object for those Gallic extravagances known as French sticks, but for those who persist in buying ectomorphic loaves, here is the solution: the telescopic bread bottle.

City: I work for Julian Metcalfe

Beaky Evette works for the chairman of the Pret A Manger sandwich company

Health: Slice of life to ease the menopause

An addition to the myriad cures for the menopause was launched yesterday in the shape of a loaf for ladies of a certain age. Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor, looks at modern remedies for an age-old problem.

How to bake perfect bread

Each according to his knead, says Sally Clarke

Lunch - not to be taken lightly

Sandwiches have become the latest status symbol for ambitious office workers, according to market research carried out by the supermarket chain Tesco. Bosses are making sure they order more expensive sandwiches than their secretaries, who will in turn order more expensive sandwiches than the lowly receptionist.

PAUL MERRY'S SOURDOUGH WHEAT BREAD

Begin BY making a paste of roughly equal amounts of flour and water in a small mixing bowl. It will be a little more lively if you put in about one-quarter of wholemeal flour.
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