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Life in the Baguettes…


It’s the start of the weekend here and I just grabbed a fresh batch of baguettes.

My love for fresh baguettes grew from younger days of living in France.

There’s something simply mouth-watering about the fresh smell of baked baguettes/bread floating out of the windows of the local boulangerie.

Some say it’s the bewitching magic of yeast.

I also believe that my people-watching days started from this time back in the days when I would sit and nurse a cup of hot cocoa and a fresh sandwich of choice.

I am feeling nostalgic.



17 thoughts on “Life in the Baguettes…

  1. Oh baguettes are amazing! I could eat them all day long for any meal and they would feel just as amazing…their smell…that’s the culprit. If we had no noses, we could save a lot of money, but what would be the point of it eh? 😉

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  2. Aucun de comparer au baguette! And did you know that here in France the baguette is subsidised by law …. Artisan boulangères are given the difference in the cost of making a baguette normale and the price they charge the customer (typically 1€ but sometimes even less than that) because every Frenchman has the right to fresh bread every day. In stark contrast, my husband was back in Cambridge MA for a couple of meetings last week and went down to the local deli which boasts extremely entitled clientele and noticed that they are now selling baguettes d’épis (my favourites – it refers to the fact that they look like ears of corn and you can pull of a chunk without harming the rest of the loaf i.e you can get away with tucking in without anyone noticing for a while 😉) which are being flown in from Paris so must be pretty stale by the time they reach the shop because as all good French dwellers you surely know that the freshness is the real issue here, and the price is $4.95!!! Enjoy yours, lovely lady … bon souvenirs de France 🇫🇷

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    1. I had absolutely no idea. That subsidy is a wonderful policy you know and believe me I am yet to taste any more authentic baguette that the one’s I have back in France. $4.95 is certainly not a cheap price to pay for stale baguette. Oh well! We manage what we can get 🙂

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      1. I agree, they are so expensive here! I started baking my own too! My partner is French and demands daily bread. Let me know if you decide to try it yourself, o have some recipes to share 🙂


  3. Mmmmmm, I love the smell of freshly baked bread. Breakfast here in Brazil is usually individually sized baguettes. At least, that’s the most common type of breakfast bread here.


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