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All Fired Up: Bread Ovens

You may have seen these small, domed buildings, often tacked onto the back of a house, in French villages. They’re part of le petit patrimoine, not significant enough to merit historic monument status but important vestiges of past times, nonetheless. … Continue reading

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The Day the Village had No Bread

Our life here has its Clochemerle moments (explanation below). I experienced one of them yesterday when our local village had no bread. Bread is not just the staff of life to a French person; it’s an essential accompaniment to every … Continue reading

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French Bread

No French meal is complete without bread. It’s indispensable for mopping up the last smear of sauce, for balancing a slice of pâté or cheese on, or simply for eating on its own to stave off the pangs of hunger … Continue reading

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