A Trader turned Artisan Baker
Stephen Harrington is a former city trader who is now focusing on his passion: teaching the Art of bread making. Through his school, Harrington's Kitchen, he provides cookery classes for those who are interested to make their own artisan bread. This ranges from French Fougasse to Italian Rustic Pecorino, Olive Grissini and Focaccias to name a few. It is apparently very simple to make once you have learned the technique.
Stephen kindly accepted to answer to our four usual questions:
What brought you to London?
I was born in London and have always lived here apart from two separate periods of living in the Pays Basque region of France and Paris. I also lived in Tokyo for four years but business and personal circumstances have always brought me back to London.
What is the last exhibition, film or show that inspired you and why?
The last show was The Duchess of Amalfi at the Old Vic. It was a brilliant piece of theatre, great acting and realistic tragedy given that it is a period piece.
If you had to leave London, what would you miss the most?
The River Thames, Tower Bridge, the Parks to name three!
Could you recommend some of your favourite places (shop, restaurant , venue...) in London?
For a venue, the Porchester Spa near Westbourne Grove-great place to chill out!
The Tate Modern for it ease of access and fantastic array of Modern Art.