Tag: bread

Rate your bread

French bread © LeFrancoPhoney La Cluasz

An a country that can talk for hours about bread, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that you can rate your local bakery on a dedicated website, allobaguette. It’s a given that a baguette is croustillant here in France. If

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Artisan vs industrial bakeries

In France, there are two types of bakery — artisan and non-artisan (aka industrial). Artisan bakeries combine their bread mix on site and never freeze their dough. Bakeries that make up bread off site (even if they bake it on site

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Baguettes are evil

Talk to any Francophile and they’ll praise the baguette as a tasty piece of baked perfection. I am not one of those people. I don’t like baguettes. It’s controversial, obviously, but it’s the truth. I get annoyed when I hear

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National bread celebration week!

On reflection, I should have taken this photo from a different angle. Too late now, so let me tell you what it is and why I’m writing about it. First of all, it’s a double-chocolate bread roll. But more on

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The air pain au chocolate

Pictured is a pain au chocolat I recently bought at a bakery in Thônes. Isn’t it lovely the way the light reflects off that delicate, buttery pastry? Probably, but it’s hollow. Okay, it no doubt contains the same amount of

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Bread at 2am?

My Australian friends who brought us news of the 24-hour milk vending machine in Annecy have since moved to a village with a bread vending machine. A baguette is a highly-valued food item here in France, with baguette deals sometimes

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Only at a French petrol pump…

…would you see this offer of buying baguettes. That’s right. Here is a sign offering a free baguette at the supermarket attached to the petrol station I was filling up my car at. Only in France.

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Wendy Hollands writer in Annecy, France

I'm an experienced professional writer based in the French Alps. I enjoy learning French language nuances, winter sports and travel. Read more...

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