Monday, 21 May 2012

In praise of bread

The  4th annual bread festival, avec pyramide de pain geante……….







                    The bakers, with their caps on their hearts, for the group photos


                                                                  Liam looking




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  1. Hello Janice:
    Make ours a nice crusty baguette with lashings of unsalted butter. Yum!!

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    1. Hello Jane and Lance..it was quite a sight, just a shame the weather wasn't better. Still, everyone seemed to enjoy the spectacle.

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  2. If I'd been there, there would have been a few signs of grazing! I cannot resist the end of a baguette...Axxx

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    1. There was certainly some good bread around in the village yesterday. The pyramid was broken up and sold for charity, after some sort of measuring, to see if it got into the record books. J.

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  3. Wow, Janice, I hope everyone's teeth are in good condition! That pain artisanal can be crunchy, to say the least. :-)

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    1. Hello Perpetua, I like to think that the energy expended in eating it counteracts the calorific content. No damage to anyone's teeth so far. J.

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    1. yes....deep in the Languedoc. J.

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  5. The bread does look crunch Janice, but I bet it is delicious with some lovely French butter and cheese - makes me feel hungry thinking about it.

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    1. There is nothing better is there. J.

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  6. Ah, yes....the razor blade encrusted loaf...I remember it well!
    How did they build that pyramid...hang the loaves on hooks?

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    1. Hello Fly, we all wondered how the pyramid was actually built....no one I spoke to knew, and as it started raining heavily, I never saw it being dismantled. J.

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  7. Bread...nothing better in the world!! Hope the weather begins to cooperate for all of you.

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    1. Hi Jane.... me too, I can be optimistic most of the time, but even I'm starting to think the rain might copntinue falling forever....maybe we'll just have to build an ark to keep the kids happy.

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  8. Oh, gosh but that bread looks delicious and from the comments I see it is for a worthy cause. How fun! And look at Liam. What a darling youngster he is, Janice.

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    1. Thanks Penny, he is a darling, one of those children who really do see awe and wonder everywhere. It's great to ahve the chance to provide him with things to wonder at. J.

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  9. Wow ....this looks amazing. Bread is the best, but I'm on a diet now and can't have any. :-(
    Love French Bread....this was a worthy and delicious cause I'm sure. Looks so crispy, yummmm. Cute lil' guy. :-)

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    1. It was an interesting spectacle, and little Liam was really fascinated. It's a shame French bread is so good, as it is all too easy to eat too much of it. J.

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  10. Ah, bread. The good, the bad, the indifferent. Luckily we have one artisan boulanger locally (7 km away) who is exceptional. If only all were such!

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    1. My previous assumption was that all bread from local boulangeries was bound to be good.....definitely not true. Luckily Caunes does seem to have a good one....and only 7 minutues walk from the house ( 10 minutes back....up hill. )

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