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Paul Hollywood - City Bakes

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Episode: San Francisco - 21:00 24 November

Paul visits San Francisco, home to one of America's most iconic bakes, the sourdough. Inspired by a visit to a historic focaccia bakery, Paul creates savoury bread and butter pudding, and cheese and olive bread.

Episode: San Francisco - 01:00 25 November

Paul visits San Francisco, home to one of America's most iconic bakes, the sourdough. Inspired by a visit to a historic focaccia bakery, Paul creates savoury bread and butter pudding, and cheese and olive bread.

Episode: Bergen - 21:00 1 December

Paul explores an area previously unknown to him, Norwegian baking. After a helicopter ride to see how Bergen sits within the landscape, he meets a family who bake national treats and creates his version of two of Bergen's favourite bakes.

About the show

Every city has its own delicacy, and Paul Hollywood is back on his mission to learn how to make the tastiest local treats in the popular series Paul Hollywood City Bakes. Travelling the globe in search of the best-kept baking secrets, Paul will meet the crème de la crème of bakers and continue his culinary education. Follow Paul from Oslo to Cape Town and beyond as he discovers the world’s sweetest surprises.From family-owned bakeries and corner delis to luxury hotels where diners have been enjoying unique recipes for decades, this is a culinary journey worth the ride.

Presented by: Paul Hollywood

The son of a baker, Paul originally trained as a sculptor before his father persuaded him to join the family business.

He went onto become head baker at some of the most exclusive hotels, including Cliveden, The Chester Grosvenor and The Dorchester, gaining a reputation as an innovator and one of the country’s finest artisan bakers.

Following his apprenticeship and success at some of the UK’s top hotels, Paul took the opportunity to travel extensively through Cyprus, Egypt and Jordan, visiting remote villages to discover ancient techniques for baking bread, and, on one occasion, travelling to a Bedouin encampment and baking in the desert on an upturned cooking pot.

On his return to the England, he launched the Paul Hollywood Artisan Bread Company, and now supplies Waitrose, and others, with his own branded bread.

Paul began his media career on Carlton Food Network and Taste in 2002 where he co-presented two TV series with James Martin.

Paul has been a judge on The Great British Bake Off (for three series) and Junior Bake Off, and has judged celebrity versions for Sport Relief and Comic Relief all alongside Mary Berry.  In May 2013 he appeared as a judge on the new US version of Bake Off, The American Baking Competition as well as Paul Hollywood’s Bread which was broadcast in the UK in March 2013. Paul Hollywood City Bakes premiered on Food Network South Africa in September 2016 and the second season has been announced to premier in May 2017.

In 2005, he published a best-selling book ‘100 Great Breads’ which has been published in ten countries and seven languages, and was voted ‘Top Bread and Pastry book’ by the Gourmand Academy. His second book ‘How to Bake’, published by Bloomsbury, came out in summer 2012 and quickly went on to the top of the bestseller lists. The book to accompany his Bread series came out in February 2013, with his Pies and Puds book hitting shelves in October 2013 to coincide with the programme of the same name. Paul Hollywood’s British Baking came out in October 2014 and The Weekend Baker was published in 2016. 

Paul makes regular contributions to The BBC Good Food Magazine, Olive Magazine, Waitrose Magazine and has written for both The Observer and The Daily Mail. 

Paul advises and trains at corporate level, working extensively with the Flour Advisory Board, as well as hosting and presenting large demonstrations and award ceremonies.

 

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