Baking with Bertinet
Richard Bertinet is not your typical inhabitant of the British Isles. Because he’s French. He learned baking bread since childhood, worked in famous bakeries both in France and in England, and then decided to move to Bath.
A rather unusual choice, but as right as it gets – because Bath would be so much emptier without Richard and his culinary school, The Bertinet Kitchen Cookery School, where he has people from all over the world coming to take his courses. Why? Because he teaches every student to not be afraid of dough, to feel it, understand and enjoy it. Enjoy not just the dough but also the baking process and the flavours. Apart from his famous school, which may well be the destination of your next trip, make sure you stop by one of the shops of his bakery in the centre of Bath to enjoy an almond croissant that’s as good as it can possibly get, take a bite of freshly baked bread and pastries, grab some croissants for takeaway and try a sourdough toast (absolute novelty in Great Britain). The school houses not just classes but also a lovely kitchenware shop that carries everything you need to bake bread and to inspire you in the kitchen. So don’t put it off, go to their website, book yourself a course and enjoy how one person can change your feeling about baking bread.
Thank you from all my heart Richard.
Address: 12 St. Andrew’s Terrace, Bath