Just thought you'd like to know that France just won the World Cup....of breadmaking.
Not surprising you may ask? They haven't won it in like 12 years. My favorite quote from this article:
Making [a baguette] is alchemy. There are four ingredients -- water, salt, flour and yeast. Baked...it must appeal to five senses.
That is SO true. Its why I've rarely found one here in the US as good as those I got in the market in Nantes. It's not just bread....its sensory.
read the full report here