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Bread and Roses, a fantastic French Bakery

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Bread and Roses, a fantastic French Bakery

If you want to see a fantastic bakery go the site of the French bakery, Bread and Roses. Click on PAIN for bread photos but be sure to check out the other photos of the restaurant, etc. The photos are a great inspiration, I just wish I could read French. Take a look, you won't be sorry. My daughter was there last year. She also visited the famous Poulaine Bakery and took great photos down in the cellar like baking room with the ovens and all. Hope you enjoy Bread and Roses.

 

http://www.breadandroses.fr/index.html weavershouse

 

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Bart

Thanks!  I will go there next time I am in Paris.

I did not know you were able to visit the cellar (brick oven) @ Poilâne?

Bart

 

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My daughter said that they usually don't let anyone down there but she was there with two friends on a quiet day and was invited to go down and see the ovens. I'll post the photos.

 

I guess I'm spelling the name wrong. Poilane, not Poulaine. Sorry                                        weavershouse

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Bart

Weaverhouse, please do post the pics I am so curious.

Thanks!

 

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annasiegfrid

HI, this is very interesting, I guess if I'll ever go in paris I will surely look for this place, roses are very sweet.

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JERSK

   weavershouse, I went to the web site and noticed they have an English version. Click on the French flag at top right of web page.

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weavershouse

I didn't see that at all.                                                                                           weavershouse

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sacradesign

Here are some of the photos mentioned by weavershouse of Poilane's basement bakery:

Poilane bakery 1

Poilane bakery 1

Poilane 2

Poilane 2

Poilane 3Poilane 3Poilane 4

Poilane 4

 Poilane 5

Poilane 5

Poilane 6

Poilane 6 

Enjoy! 

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Bart

Awesome!!!! 

Thanks for posting! 

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weavershouse

My daughter told me today that monks originally baked with those ovens. Also, Poilane only hired apprentices that never worked in any other bakery so that he could train them his way. The worker wears linen shorts like all the former bakers wore. Maybe you already know all this but I added it in case others don't. Glad you enjoyed the photos.                                                      weavershouse

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My daughter, Carla, said she would put the photos on for me. She has a few more that she might put on. I have to say I made a mistake (Oh, Mom!). She was able to visit the Poilane Bakery because she was with a couple of friends on a small food tour of Paris. Here is the site of the woman who gives the food tours.

http://www.rosajackson.blogspot.com/

Hope you enjoy the photos. Thanks Carla. weavershouse

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Weaverhouse, thanks for your posting on Bread and Roses.  Also thanks to Sacradesign for the terrific photos of the Poilane bakery.  A while back I read that Lionel Poilane, founder of the bakery, was killed in a helicoper accident.  His daughter, whose name escapes me, is a Harvard graduate and after finishing at Harvard she took over the business, after his death.  As you stated, I also read that he refused to hire bakers trained in the traditional method of French baking because he didn't want bakers who had preconceived ideas about baking; "old habits die hard".  Here's a link to the Poilane bakery site.

 http://thefertilefig.typepad.com/photos/paris/img_0346.html

Thanks for sharing.

holds99