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Is bread baking the "Step-Child" of the baking industry?

cookingwithdenay's picture
cookingwithdenay

Is bread baking the "Step-Child" of the baking industry?

I recently ran across an interesting article about the attention given to baking and the attention "not" given to bread baking. I started to browse around the net and I'm starting to think it might be true. Would love to know your opinion.


Question:


Chefs get all sorts of attention in competitions, but bread bakers, fugetaboutit! Is it really true???


Check out http://www.chewswise.com/chews/2010/09/competitive-breadmaking.html

Brot Backer's picture
Brot Backer

It's out there but generally bread baking is an intrapersonal thing and not about showing off. And the timeline of bread is just not that conducive to competition. But again, it is out there, namely the 'world cup' in France.