France is losing the battle to save good bread as a Gallic baking renaissance among a small elite of boulangers has failed to topple the tasteless white baguette, the historian considered the world’s foremost authority on the subject has warned. Steven L Kaplan, who France has decorated for services rendered to the quintessentially French staple, said that the country was… Read more »
I am in love with the art and heritage of French bread. Fortunately I’m not alone. Each year one chef is chosen in the Grand Prix de la Baguette de tradition francaise, an accolade bestowed each April for the past 25 years. The winner goes to a handcrafted baguette that beats out dozens of entrants from across Paris and tops… Read more »
Stroll through Paris first thing in the morning, and you’ll see lines of people snaking out of their local boulangeries for their morning bread. That’s because, throughout France, getting up early and buying a baguette is more than second nature; it’s a way of life. According to the Observatoire du Pain (yes, France has a scientific ‘Bread Observatory’), the French… Read more »
Chinese conglomerate Reward, whose CEO Hu Keqin had ambitious plans to open 1,500 bakeries in China using flour produced on swathes of French land that he snapped up, has gone bankrupt according to court documents. Beijing’s Chaoyang District Court on May 13 accepted an application to go into receivership filed by Hu’s group, according to a June 2 notice on the… Read more »
Just one year after the launch of its turnkey solution, “The Baguette Factory”, MECATHERM has announced that it has completed its first project in Viana, Luanda, the capital of Angola. The DIMASSABA – Le Comptoir d’Export group chose MECATHERM, one of the global leaders in industrial bread and pastry products, for a turnkey that industrialise bread production. The “DimaPao” factory,… Read more »
There are few things in life more satisfying than a fresh baguette and some really good cheese. But all baguettes are not the same. Some are chewier and others are crispier. They can be light or dense. Texture and aroma vary as much as flavor.
The crown for the best baguette in Paris has been awarded once again, this time going to a bakery in the 13th arrondissement. And in news that has (almost) nothing to do with the new president… The annual Grand Prize for the best baguette in Paris has been awarded to the Brun bakery, at 193 rue de Tolbiac in the… Read more »
When you think of your stereotypical French person, you may well picture them in a striped shirt and holding a baguette. For bread is an integral part of the country’s diet and the French take it very seriously. In the show this week, bakers tell us the secret to making good bread as we explore the rules of “baguetiquette”.
Micro bakery Le Bread Xpress offers oven-baked baguettes on demand, with no trip to France needed. Sacré bleu!
Paris Baguette, the global premier baking franchise featuring high-quality baked goods, savory eats, and beverages, opened at 1698 Hostetter Road, boosting the local economy by creating more than 30 new jobs. In celebration, a grand opening event will be held on Friday, April 29 beginning at 11 a.m. The San Jose, California, location will be owned and operated by local… Read more »