Today Annie brings you a conversation with Susan Walter about bread in France, and why bread is such an important piece of French culture and life. We talk a little bit about this history of bread and we agree on many things, including: What’s up with the obsession with finding the “BEST” baguette in France? Grab some toast, let’s talk bread!
Full show notes for this episode are here: https://joinusinfrance.com/324
And, something I didn't mention in the episode and I should have. If you don’t live close to a great bakery, you can buy several loaves, slice them the way you like them, put them in a bag and freeze them. When you need some, take it out of the freezer and pop the slices into the toaster. Baguette freezes really well and will taste fabulous that way.
Book Recommendation: Max Gallo, the Sun of Austerlitz, a good book about Napoleon.
Podcast Recommendation: Un bonbon sur la langue with Muriel Gilbert
My guest on today's episode has a blog called Days on the Claise, a good source of information about a part of France that's rarely discussed.
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Discussed in this episode
Bread in France: it's a staple A brief history of bread in France French baguettes aren't as old as you think! Large Boulangeries in France Bread vending machines in France The types of wheat grown in France Bread preferences in France Breads you won't find in France Where is the best bread in Paris?
Categories: France How To, French Culture, French Customs & Lifestyle, French Food & Wine