Mme Poilane says Bagutte not French Bread...
Here's an interesting clip I found on another Bread site..http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article1980288.ece
It appears that the Baguette, which we all think of as architypally French bread, is an Austrian import from the 19th century. And, the Steam injection ovens, which so many home bakers try to emulate, is also a 19th century invention. So the logical conclusion is, if we try to copy "modern" baking techniques - we'll end up back with the crap pap sold by most bakeries and super markets! So a site like this, helping people to create good sourdough boules in the traditional manner, is of tremendous value. Thanks again to floyd!