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World-famous bakery shares secrets in a new book

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If there is such a thing as baking royalty, Apollonia Poilâne might be its queen. The 35-year-old is a third-generation baker for the world famous Poilâne in Paris. It was founded in 1932 by Apollonia’s grandfather Pierre and has inspired chefs, musicians, poets, and artists worldwide for nearly 90 years: Surrealist icon Salvador Dalí commissioning a bedroom suite made completely… Read more »

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Emerging Technologies Put to the Proof

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The principles of proofing, as an essential step in bread making, have largely remained unchanged for thousands of years. But while the processes and chemical reactions remain the same, the technology behind them has constantly evolved. R&D efforts have continually been driven by the quest to streamline the process, to adapt it to unusual ingredients and innovative formulations, and to cut… Read more »

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How sourdough starters and freshly milled flour are transforming the simple loaf

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Not so long ago, things weren’t looking so good for bread. It was all no-carb this and gluten-free that. Bread baskets disappeared from restaurants. Lettuce leaves replaced hamburger buns. Suddenly, a beloved staple of the human diet was no longer welcome at the dinner table. But now bread is back. Not just any bread, though. Not the white, spongy, pre-sliced… Read more »

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Bridor Introduces Frozen Nordic Loaf

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French bakery product manufacturing company Bridor has launched a Nordic Loaf, inspired by the traditional dark rye bread of Northern Europe. Following a rich and tasty recipe based on buckwheat flour, rye flour, malted wheat, and malted barley, the loaf answers consumer demand for ‘better for you’ bread that delivers on taste and satisfaction. The 330g loaf boasts a generous… Read more »

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This Is the Real Reason Supermarkets Sell Bread in Brown Bags

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Paper or plastic? We bet you’re used to hearing this question at the grocery store. In the past few years, more people have been choosing paper at the checkout line to be more environmentally conscious, but one section of the grocery store has been choosing paper for a long time: the bakery section. Grocery store bread is typically displayed in… Read more »

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The future of factory-made bread might be a lot tastier than you think

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Nicolas Bernadi’s bread factory runs 24 hours a day, churning out organic breads, croissants, quiches—many destined for bakeries across San Francisco or the shelves at Costco. His goal is simple: scaling high-quality baked goods without ingredients that read like a long chemistry list. So he uses the best ingredients, a precise and repeatable process, and taste-tests everything for deliciousness. Bernadi… Read more »

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Bread Eternal

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In the ruins of Ostia Antica, where Roman roads have disintegrated into a tangle of worn stones and earth, past market stalls where tall grasses jut from meticulously laid mosaic floors, one can find about three dozen stone basins in which bakers once placed bread dough to rise. This is one of several baking sites archaeologists have identified in the… Read more »

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Remains of world’s oldest bread, baked 14,400 years ago, found in Jordan

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Archeologists have discovered the burnt remains of a flatbread baked 14,400 years ago, more than 4,000 years before the advent of agriculture. The findings, excavated in northeastern Jordan’s Black Desert, reveal the oldest direct evidence of bread. Twenty four bread-like discoveries were found at two fireplaces in a Natufian hunter-gatherer site known as Shubayqa 1. “The presence of hundreds of… Read more »

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Study reveals consumers’ favourite bread

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Comax Flavors has released new primary research on consumers’ preferences towards bread products. Slightly less than half the respondents preferred whole wheat as the number one flavour consumed by all generations. Second favourite was white bread, with multi-grain only cited as a favourite by a third of the respondents, by 22 per cent. 85 per cent of 1000 U.S. respondents… Read more »

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Researchers analyzed the salt in 2,000 types of bread in 32 countries

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What do you think has more salt: a slice of bread or a pack of potato chips? It depends, but in some cases, the answer may surprise you. Bread, it turns out, is the top contributor of dietary sodium in the US and many other countries around the world. And a big new analysis from the World Action on Salt… Read more »

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