Bred by ED | TT - London

Bred by ED

We were thrilled to host the launch of BReD: Sourdough Loaves, Small Breads, and Other Plant-Based Baking, the debut publication from Ed and Natasha Tatton in the Orangery at TT Liquor.

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BReD began when Kent-native Ed Tatton was working at a farm-to-table restaurant between ski seasons in Whistler, Canada. During a sabbatical spent working on Vancouver Island, Ed developed his signature sourdough culture and later brought it back to his Whistler restaurant, where he began renting the kitchen one day a week to make loaves for friends and family. Ed’s bread quickly grew in popularity and he and wife Natasha decided to settle in Canada permanently and open their own plant-based bakery, BReD.

Natasha Tatton, Ed’s wife and business partner and the manager of their Whistler bakery, is an English teacher turned bakery manager, animal rights advocate and co-author of BReD. Natasha has taught English all over the world and ventured into various food and beverage roles, mainly in bakeries, nurturing her desire to provide more compassionate food choices for people.

Aside from being an accomplished and experienced chef in his own right, Ed is also the brother of Ali Tatton, one of the T’s in TT Liquor, so it made perfect sense for Ed and Natasha to host the UK launch of their book here at our Shoreditch home. With Ed and Natasha coming over from Canada and friends and family travelling into town from all over the country, the night served not only as a celebration of the book but also as a reunion, filling the room with a warm and welcoming atmosphere that would have been impossible to manufacture.

The evening began downstairs, with guests filing in from the early November chill to be welcomed with a complimentary cocktail in the lounge before making their way through to TT’s Cinema space where we screened an exclusive tutorial on how to make BReD’s signature cinnamon buns, filmed with Ed and Natasha at their Whistler HQ just a few days earlier and introduced by the authors.

Following the screening, guests were invited to make their way upstairs to the Orangery for the remainder of the evening’s celebrations. Under the Orangery’s canopy of greenery with the soft twinkle of The City’s lights filtering in through the windows, Ed and Natasha cordially made their laps of the room, greeting and conversing with everyone they could whilst making time to sign books and help serve samples from the cookbook, including vegan sourdough pizza, spiced carrot and walnut cake, muffins and cinnamon buns.

TT Head of Music Chris P Cuts supplied tunes for the night, spinning records from his extensive vinyl collection providing a lively blend of Funk, Soul, Hip hop and Disco enticing more than few guests on to the dancefloor before the night was over.

It was a huge pleasure to welcome Ed, Natasha and all their friends and family to TT and to try some of the amazing plant-based recipes from their book and we can;lt wait to see what else they’ve got cooking up for the future.

BReD: Sourdough Loaves, Small Breads and other Plant-Based Baking is available to buy now.