I took this photo at the Marché Saxe-Breteuil in Paris, in April of 2007. Per the sign, the Pain de Campagne was 8.86 euros per kilo (that’s $5.36 a pound).
I’m sending this one to Bee and Jai (jugalbandi) for their Red-themed January Click! photo event.
More photos from the market:
E L R A says
Beautiful photographs Susan. Good luck!
Sigh you make me so long for a Paris market now! They are always such show stoppers!
What gorgeous photos! And what fun that must have been…
Hope you got some recipes?
Everything looks so fresh and alive. What a wonderful market. You must have had a ball!
Those photos of the pain de campagne are fascinating. It looks like the dough was sliced into sections before baking: the cut surfaces are browned. It almost looks like the bread was baked twice. Do you know anything about how they do that?
From the browning, it certainly looks like the pain de campagne was baked in a wood-fired oven, too.
The best bread I ever tasted was on my honeymoon, driving through France. We stopped in a small village (never knew the name) at a bakery. It was dimly lit, with two bins of long sicks of bread standing behind the baker, who was a small, somewhat sour looking woman. We bought two loaves. My wife was driving, and I started to nibble on one of the loaves. Before I knew it, I’d finished it. I kept trying to define the flavour – the levain? The fire? I’m still not sure, sixteen years later, and I still remember it.
Sorry – “sticks of bread”, not “sicks”
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Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella says
That market looks fantastic! I am drooling on my keyboard right now… 🙂
This type of French sourdough is probably the most common, but 8 € a kilo???? I hope it’s organic at that price!
Awesome photos.. Looks like really really wet dough. Would go really well with the. uh.. ostrich eggs I guess.
Those scallops on the shell… Oh my.