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 bakingjames.com 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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