Tom Herbert

I am a 5th generation baker with hot bread in my genes and a proven ability to share the good bread message; winning people over to the light side. Fresh out of baking college, I won Young Baker of the Year with an ambition to `do for bread, what Rick Stein has done for fish'. With a wealth of artisanal nous and a lively baking and business heritage, Hobbs House Bakery and I have gone on to collect numerous awards, been featured in the aforementioned Rick Stein's Food Heros, as a Super Food Hero, and also featured in the Independent's top 50 food shops. As a baker, I am passionate about eating, sharing and making bread. With my wood fired oven at our bakery/cafe by the stream in Nailsworth, I regularly give talks, demonstrations and bread making courses. I am the eldest of six and daddy to four lush children. With assistance from my uber-capable wife, I have all my fingers in tasty pies, ensuring there is always something to report in my regular columns and blogs. With an insatiable appetite for family, for food, for perfectionism, and with a zeal for imaginative design, I am the bodacious baker, exerting a willful spontaneity that is sticking a polished brogue up the sloppy backside of British baking.

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