Dan Lepard

Agent: Antony Topping

Leading a new generation of artisan bakers, Dan Lepard is renowned for his belief that haste produces the worst bread that patience and care are the key to good baking. He has written three books, BAKING WITH PASSION (Quadrille, 1999), which won the Guild of Food Writers Cookery Book of the Year, THE HANDMADE LOAF (Mitchell Beazley, 2004), and SHORT AND SWEET (HarperCollins, 2011), which won the André Simon 2011 Food Book of the Year. In addition to baking, Dan does much of the photography for his books, and in the case of THE HANDMADE LOAF undertook a journey to the most remote parts of Europe in search of forgotten bread recipes. Dan also contributed the baking chapter to THE COOK’S BOOK (Dorling Kindersley, 2005), which won the James Beard Foundation Book Award in the US.

Dan has a hugely popular weekly column in the Guardian and writes blog posts for the BBC website. He has a loyal and ever-growing following, not least for the baking tips and feedback found on his website. He frequently gives baking demonstrations, talks and masterclasses throughout the country at a wide range of events and festivals.


Dan Lepard’s homepage, http://www.danlepard.com/

Dan’s Guardian profile, http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/danlepard

Dan’s BBC profile, http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/chefs/dan_lepard

Cookery School, Little Portland Street, http://www.cookeryschool.co.uk/

The Great Australian Bake Off, http://channelnine.ninemsn.com/article.aspx?id=8550663

Books by Dan Lepard