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A light lunch at La Cuisine de Bar

Fancy a soup and sandwich while exploring the Left Bank? For a light lunch, this narrow restaurant in the 6th arrondissement offers a simple menu built around bread from the acclaimed next-door bakery and Cuisine de Bar owner, Poilâne. 402 more words

Sourdough Bread in Singapore

A few nights ago, sitting around someone’s dinner table, grazing on the last morsels of food, the host was describing his colleague’s weight-loss diet in bland detail: steamed unseasoned chicken breast, steamed broccoli, steamed salmon…for months on end, for each meal. 478 more words


In search of good rye bread

I’ve been attempting rye bread and kornbroyt (Jewish sourdough whole wheat bread) on and off since about last Chanukah–almost a whole year! You would think this was unnecessary, since I live close enough to North Hollywood/Valley Village, the eastern hub of LA for Jewish bakeries and delis (the older western hub is “the Fairfax” neighborhood and the Pico/Robertson area). 3,286 more words


Poilâne Les Punitions

These adorable fluted cookies are like little butter filled treats from heaven. I happened to be watching Giada’s episode with Appollonia Poilâne, daughter of the famous… 726 more words

Around The World In Eighty Greys

The Bakery

Good evening, Kathy. It’s Tuesday.

I stand outside, hugging my arms tight against my body. I step back and forth to keep myself warm. My breath mists into the air when I exchange brief introductions with the others who wait with me. 435 more words


Masterpiece Breads: Poilâne, Paris

Poilâne, Paris

8 Rue du Chereche-Midi

75006 Paris

Metro: Charonne, line 9

Two more locations in Paris; two locations in London

Hours: Monday to Saturday 7:15 AM – 8:15 PM. 160 more words


Cafe de bar by Poilane

Rather than focusing on dishes I love cooking, I’ve decided to write a different post instead. Poilane is incredibly well known in France for it’s artisan bread making, I am fortunate to be able to get to go to their caf… 262 more words