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Dan Lepard for The Guardian

@DanLepard is an award-winning baker who has worked for great chefs all over the world, including Giorgio Locatelli and Alastair Little. His latest book is Short and Sweet, the ultimate home baking compendium

Da Pulini

Da Pulini -il vecchio forno di Bosio-di Guido Emiliano & C. Via Serra, 26 15060 Bosio AL +39 0143 684129 Supermarket Today 7:30am–12:30pm, 3:30–7:30pm

albero del dolce

Chocolate from Novi Ligure, Italy.

guide to baking

Dan Lepard came to London from Melbourne as a teenager in the 1980s and went on to work as a photographer for Italian Vogue. So how, you may well ask, did he end up at the leading edge of Britain's baking revival over the past 10 years? It's taken a bit of luck, a bit of bravado - and a lot of passion and skill.

dan lepard

When I write recipes, I do my best to limit the number of ingredients used and keep using the same basic ingredients&helip;

backyard bread oven

Although you can build them on the ground, we decided to raise our new adobe oven to a convenient working height.

brick ovens

Retained heat masonry bakeovens are in a class by themselves.The growing popularity of authentic village style breads and bakeries is spawning a revival of this ancient technology. Bread and pizza lovers everywhere are ecstatic.

vegetable gardeners of havana

Sometimes smack bang between tower block estates or next door to the crumbling colonial houses, fresh fruit and vegetables are growing in abundance. Article and footage from the bbc's "around the world in 80 gardens".