Vanessa Kimbell Works at The Sourdough School, a world-renowned centre of research & education in sourdough in Northamptonshire. She is currently writing her 6th book sand is a best selling international author.
Vanessa is a sourdough baker who specialises in the relationship between fermentation, the gut microbiome and health, In particular mental health. She is currently in her final year of her doctorate.
Vanessa began baking sourdough as a young girl working in the village bakery in South West France age 11, and is known for her specialist knowledge and understanding of the nutrition and digestibility of bread.
Day to day Vanessa teaches a range of courses at the award-winning Sourdough School specialising in bread for health. Specialist topics include bread and mental health, blood sugar balance IBS & baking for individuals with wheat intolerance.
The Digestion & Nutrition of Dread Diplomas a that Vanessa teaches to health care professionals are accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners, and her courses have also been named in the top Three courses in the UK by the Times, Top 10 in the UK by the Telegraph and The Evening Standard.
Vanessa is also a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme and is acknowledged around the world as being "The Queen of Sourdough," - The Telegraph.
QUOTES ABOUT VANESSA
“Vanessa’s work on sourdough and the gut microbiome is changing the way we think of food, health and baking.” – Professor Tim Spector, Kings College London
Vanessa's recipes will have you " wanting to scuttle off into the kitchen.' Nigella Lawson
‘She’s an enthusiast, a delighter in life’s most civilised pleasure, and a grown-up who’s retained a child-like wonder at the mysteries of the world.’ – Sheila Dillon BBC Radio 4 Food Programme
“Vanessa won’t just teach you to make Sourdough bread, she will blow you away with how you can incorporate it into your everyday baking,” - Baker & Author Dan Lepard
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