Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Labor of Bread Making


These old tiles are fixed on the wall outside Boulangerie Vincent (Vincent Bakery) at the northern end of our town. Each represents a different phase of the labor that goes into making our bread, from tilling the soil, to planting the seeds, then harvesting the wheat, crushing the wheat with grinding stones, properly storing the wheat, and finally, perhaps the process we think about most other than eating: the baking.

Boulangerie Vincent has been run by the same family for four generations. Tomorrow, I will share more of their history...

tags: French bread, pain français, La Ferté Saint Aubin bakery

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