Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread!


Bread changed history when it sparked off the French Revolution. This seemingly simple food is used as a symbol for food in general, and that just reminds us how important bread is in our lives.

Whether you choose to have it plain or buttered or sprinkled with herbs for flavour, a bite is all you need to satiate those hunger pangs or alleviate your mood. The aroma of freshly baked artisan bread is something that sweet memories are made of. Preparing fine bread makes for one of the prime qualities of an exceptional chef! Breaking open a good loaf of bread, fresh from the oven can invoke a feeling of warmth and joy, which speaks volumes about the baker. It has been said that baking delicious bread is synonymous with creating good fortune in the kitchen.

It all starts with choosing the right ingredients. Equally important is getting the right flour for the bread. Culinarians acknowledge the fact that there is deep artistry in bread making. Be it a rosemary Italian focaccia, maple bread, bourbon bread, or grains and seeds bread, there is so much one can do with the dough.

B is for baking beautiful bread. From the whiff of the yeast and its transformation from sticky to silky, the whole process helps you immerse yourself in different, enriching experiences. Crafting sublime flavours with modernist techniques and achieving a wonderful crust and texture is something which can be gained with extensive practise and passion.

Whether it is about baking the perfect gluten-free bread or delving deeper into the art and science of bread making, the artisan programs at ICCA guide you through it all! Decipher the secrets of mixing, kneading, fermenting and shaping and also striking a balance between time, temperature and ingredients to achieve delectable and divinely breads with these educative and practical sessions. The noteworthy programs which are dedicated to helping you ace everything from the crust to the crumb will help you revive the art of keeping the loaf alive.

Give me this day my daily bread and I will be happy and in gratitude forever.

Shagufta Patel

With an academic background in Marketing, Shagufta is also an Image Advisor, Life-Skill Coach and a NLP practitioner with a penchant for writing. She intends to add value as part of the marketing team at ICCA and grow through new experiences. As passionate about food as she is about people, she believes that cultures though diverse across the globe; the one thing that holds common for nations and its folks, is that everyone loves a hearty meal prepared with love and care. Food according to her is the melting pot where all differences just vaporise and she is happy to be part of a culinary potpourri.

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