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John Downes on making bread with ale yeast

Duration: 02:48

John Downes, sourdough pioneer and venerator of yeast, describes how to bake bread using ale barm (or ale yeast). It’s a highly skilled food-making practice from ancient Britain.

Available since: Wed 27 Jul 2011

This clip is from

Food Programme Yeast

A global commodity, and now part of a food revival. Sheila Dillon on the wonders of yeast.

First broadcast: 31 Jul 2011

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