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The perfect French baguette

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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 »

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China firm’s baguette dream goes stale

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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 »

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The Baguette Factory in Angola marks the first success for MECATHERM’s turnkey concept to industrialise bread production

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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 »

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Science Serves Up the Secret to the Perfect Baguette

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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.

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Here’s where you can find the ‘best’ baguette in Paris

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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 »

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France’s baguette obsession: The rules of “baguetiquette”

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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”.

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Paris Baguette Opens First U.S. Franchise Location

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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 »

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The Cult of Baguette: Five Ways French Eat Their Bread That Will Shock You

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When it comes to bread, French not only know almost everything about it, but they also have several different ways of eating it that may weird out foreigners. The Local took a closer look at how the French eat their bread or the baguette rather, pardonne-moi. 1. The French often put butter or jam on top of the baguette and then dip… Read more »

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McDonald’s presents McBaguette burger

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Mon Dieu! American fast-food giant McDonald’s has co-opted France’s signature carbohydrate, rolling out a new burger on a baguette rather than a bun.

Starting April 18, McDonald’s France will begin serving the McBaguette, a burger with lettuce, local Swiss cheese and mustard sauce, at 1,228 restaurants across the country. The company said it sought out French suppliers for the baguettes, which are baked in stone ovens for a crisp crust.

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