Location: United Kingdom
Profession: Professional Baker
My favourite way to eat bread is shared with colleagues, fresh out the oven after a 5am start with a big hunk of salted cultured butter on top. Selfishly, I bake for myself mostly because of the deep satisfaction I get when I first see the successful loaf through the oven glass or a cut into a croissant I've made with thousands of beautiful layers. Of course, my family and close friends are also (normally!) the glad recipients of bread, cakes and other things I've made and I'm always armed with something baked when arriving at a social event.
I'm currently living in Belfast with my partner Johnjoe and our two dogs Gloria and Ronnie. Our life seems to revolve around food and where it comes from and we are lucky to be part of a small community of growers, bakers, butchers, chefs and farmers who are doing their best to work in regenerative ways.
How I use BALM Protocol
For me, the knowledge will help me to nourish my gut with the aim of improving my mental health. I've been medicated for depression and anxiety in the past and I don't regret it but now feel empowered with the knowledge gained from the diploma course to help myself via nutrition, in a holistic and more lifestyle oriented way. I also love the way the course has given me the confidence to bake on a more intimate and individual level in my kitchen at home, transferring my skills from a professional kitchen into a more personal setting has been such an exciting and comforting experience.