Real French Bread


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:









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  1. BreadintheBone says

    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?

  2. BreadintheBone says

    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.

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  4. says

    This type of French sourdough is probably the most common, but 8 € a kilo???? I hope it’s organic at that price!
    Beautiful picture.

  5. says

    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.


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