About the Author
Duncan Glendinning is the co-founder of The Thoughtful Bread Company, an award-winning eco-artisan bakery based in Bath, South West England. Duncan has appeared on TV shows including It s Not Easy Being Green with Dick and James Strawbridge, the BBC s The Big Bread Experiment and Nigel Slater s Dish of the Day amongst others. He has been named as Food Hero in the prestigious Good Housekeeping Food Awards and is passionate about locally sourced, seasonal food. His love and enthusiasm for bread is positively infectious. Irish-born Patrick Ryan completed a degree in corporate law before exchanging the law books for chef knives. He trained under the guidance of Michelin starred chef Kevin Thornton at Thornton's Restaurant in Dublin. After 4 years as head baker at The Thoughtful Bread Company, Patrick has now established the Firehouse Bakery and Bread School on Heir Island in Co. Cork, in his native Ireland.