He is in love with bread today as he was when he started out. His respect for his team comes through every time he talks about them. Currently he is working with 5 bakers, one of them an apprentice who he teaches to become a superior baker.
His repertoire on stories about bread and their bakers is endless and he loves to share. Last night we made the best Soda bread ever (brown 'cause this is the only real one'). We then went on to make brown yeast bread...it is amazing what science is behind every single step of the process (I normally just knead the dough until my arms are hurting and then I leave it to rest). His dough was very very (and I mean WET) and I thought that can't work but....et voila...it came out better than my best breads ever were.
I can't wait until next Wednesday when we will learn all about Sourdough. Watch this space for updates....