Doctor, Scottish baker, brewer and runner-up of the third Great British Bake Off series in 2012, James Morton is now author of several cookbooks, including the award-winning Brilliant Bread and How Baking Works. James learnt to bake with his granny, growing up on the Shetland Isles, which also inspired his latest 2018 cookbook, Shetland: Cooking on the Edge of the World. 

James has also written for the Sunday Mail and has appeared on TV shows, including Sunday Brunch. He blogs at and regularly Tweets @bakingjames.

James Morton

James will be signing and selling copies of his new book ‘Super Sourdough’ after his stage demo on the Co-op Stage at 2pm on the Saturday.

'Super Sourdough: The foolproof guide to making world-class bread at home' by James Morton

James Morton rose to fame in 2012 when he reached the final of the Great British Bake-Off. Since then he has become a columnist for the Sunday Mail, founded his own popular baking blog, written for the Good Pub Guide, amassed a huge social media following and written several best-selling food & drink books. In addition to baking and writing he also loves brewing his own beer and has won several national home brewing awards.

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