Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Best Baguette in Paris

Ahhh, what I wouldn't give for a good baguette...

Every year there is a contest in Paris to see who makes the best baguette. The video below is of this year's winner. The video is in French, so apologies for those that don't speak the language. And worse, no subtitles.

But I think you'll get the gist of it, and the passion of this man.

He is of Senegalese decent. Growing up his father worked in a French bakery, and as a kid at night after closing he would go into the bakery with his brothers and play. When he graduated high school he was asked what he wanted to do for a living and he said baker!

He also talks about the art of baking, the components that make a perfect baguette, how it is a constant "creation" and the magic of bread and what you can do with such basic ingredients, the art of finding the exact right ingredients, and how every day you need to adjust to the temperature, humidity and other conditions.

Don't you wish this bakery was around the corner from where you lived?


Bon appetit,
Le Capitaine

P.S. Thanks Fabrice!

1 comment:

  1. Oh! My! Goodness!!! Died and gone to Heaven baguettes!