Several things on my mind
Love this site!
I have baked bread since I was 20 years old and I am now 55. My dad was in the air Force and we spent four years in France where I fell in love with the bread. My mother would send me to buy a loaf and I would break the end off (heaven) and eat it riding the bike home. The most wonderful treat was a piece of bread and a chunk of chocolate.
I just bought The bread baker's Apprentice and started reading. I am excited to try some of the breads in the book.
I do have a question that someone may be able to answer or can give me a place to start. When I was in high school (1971) I went to the Concord Hotel in NY for a DECA program.I had the most wonderful thick french toast for breakfast. Does anyone know what kind of bread they might have used? The bread itself seemed sweet and light.
Thanks for all the great ideas you all share here.