A Guide to French Bread: True artisanal French breads and pastries do taste better, but how can you find them? The good news is that this label will make it easy. It’s called 'Boulanger de France'. Only buy your bread in France where you see this label.
...when directed to a supermarket: “Thank you monsieur, we’ve tried their bread. But for French people, it is impossible.”
Meet Christophe Vasseur, renowned artisan baker in Paris's 10th arrondissement
Food shopping in Paris is an absolute dream. With boulangeries, epiceries, boucheries and patisseries lining the streets, what would elsewhere just be a dull trip around the supermarket becomes vibrant, cultural and fun.
When I think of my own travels to France, I immediately think of the food I enjoyed there. And I know I'm not the only one. People always tell me that after returning from a trip to France it's hard to go back to eating just any old bread. They need and want authentic, crusty, chewy baguettes.
The perfect crunch of the bread, the real butter, and the jam that tasted like it was spooned from a jar in Provence, were enough to be sure we’d be back for more.
There seems to be more than just a baguette on the shelves, so let’s get down to the real question here: what the heck do you buy?