by Adam Robinson & Roger Jardine

If you want a simple, fail-proof recipe for bread, look on any old flour packet. You won’t find it in A Book About Bread, its author and master-baker, Adam Robinson told guests at the book’s launch.

Robinson, owner of the popular Glenwood Bakery, points out that cooking well, contrary to what many in the publishing trade or telly chefs will tell you, is “a devilishly complicated and wonderfully interesting mistress”. 

"There is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel, that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread."

MFK Fisher

'A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou."

Omar Khayyam

"The baker's skill in managing fermentation, not the type of oven used, is what makes good bread."

Chad Robertson

The Glenwood Bakery

398 Esther Roberts Road, Glenwood, Durban, 4001