By A. S. Dagnell
Paul Hollywood is surely the fellow of the instant in British baking. His sumptuous dough recipes were single-handedly accountable for the mass ignition of ovens around the united kingdom because the creation of the nice British Bake Off. well known for his straight-talking kind and extraordinary technical wisdom, Paul's judging partnership with Mary Berry has been defined as one among television's most sensible ever.
Having made the cross-Atlantic leap to pass judgement on within the nice American Baking festival, it's transparent that there's no preventing the magnetic Liverpudlian. And make no mistake: Hollywood has the magic contact within the kitchen to again up his popularity, together with his artisanal baking company even delivering a £15 loaf to Harrods.
But then, he used to be consistently destined for nice issues. Descended from a line of illustrious bakers, Hollywood initially expert as a sculptor, giving him the deftly skilful palms his audience get pleasure from looking at. From kneading dough as a 17-year-old apprentice to his father to operating as head baker on the prestigious Dorchester lodge, his specialist occupation is legendary.
For the 1st time, this compelling biography sheds mild at the guy at the back of the counter, from his early life on Merseyside to the sunny climes of Cyprus and past. Journalist A S Dagnell delves deep into Paul Hollywood's tale and charts the elements that experience formed this enigmatic personality into the dazzlingly gifted king of British baking.