Le Pain Demain

29 Aug

baguetteIf you’ve been to France, you’ve had a real baguette.  No, not the under-cooked, spongy, sour,  huge, dense excuse of a baguette we find in our grocery stores and bakeries.  No, you’ll recall something lighter, sweeter, crisper on the outside, with an airy inside that  melts in your mouth.  Especially with a small dab of butter.

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But in France, tastes are changing.  Hard to say why, but when I read this article, my heart sank a bit.  Over the years, I’ve seen our fast, ugly food customs arrive in France.  McDonald’s, massive grocery stores, drive thru’s eating away at the heart of a great cultural cuisine.

But this is a new low.  Adieu, baguette!  tastes are changing.  Hard to say why, but when I read this article, my heart sank a bit.  Over the years, I’ve seen our fast, ugly food customs arrive in France.  McDonald’s, massive grocery stores, drive thru’s eating away at the heart of a great cultural cuisine.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323681904578641863674124612.html

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