In Brief

03 March, 2006
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- Artist Sharon Baker, 45, made a life-size model of her own body entirely out of bread for an exhibition in London's Docklands last weekend. The 5ft 3in model weighed 36 kilos before it was baked at Brooklands College, Weybridge.
- Edwards Bakery in Wigan sold blue and white pies ahead of Wigan FC's Carling Cup Final against Mancheser United in its four shops last weekend. The traditional recipe included beef, potatoes, ham, turkey, carrot, and football-shaped onions for the pie, with blue pastry lid, created by using food dye. The bakery also made blue and white gingerbread men. The final score was 4-0 against Wigan.- Machinery manufacturer Polin is supplied through Brook Food, which is based in Minehead, Somerset, and not Farnham, as printed in last week's edition. Brook is the sole UK agent for Polin in the UK and Ireland.- The Chancelor will give his Budget speech to Parliament on Wednesday March 22 - Patisserie Valerie is to open its 12th shopby Easter, branded Valerie's Tearoom, in London's West End. Director Enzo Scalzo said a further two outlets will open in London in 2006.- Stoke-on-Trent bakery Traditional Oatcakes has taken orders from as far afield as Australia and the USA after putting the mixture for the oatcakes on sale on its website.

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