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Bread Paring Suggestions

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Mister Benny

Bread Paring Suggestions

I'm new to making bread but have been cooking Cajun, Creole & Italian for 35 years. 
Store bought bread has always been an accompaniment many times with an infused oil for dipping. 
Since this world is opening up to me, suddenly the same old french bread I make is getting boring
and I would like suggestions for something to pair with Red Beans & Rice, or Gumbo, Shrimp Etoufee, 
things like that. Also is there any bread that pairs well with seafood dishes more so than others?
If so I and definitely going to learn how to make that one. 
Thank You !

 

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WatertownNewbie

If you do not get a voluminous reply from Dabrownman, you should do a search on TFL of his blog, where he has posted many great meals (not just bread) that ought to give you tons of ideas.  I am sure that many of us wish we could stumble into his house some night for dinner.

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Mister Benny

Wow DAT guy is off the hook.....
Thanks!

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Lazy Loafer

Here are a few things to try adding to your bread:

  • Cornmeal
  • Paprika (smoked or not)
  • Any combination of cheese & onions / garlic
  • Rosemary, Italian herbs, that sort of thing
  • Some of the seasoning and/or ingredients that are in the dish you are pairing with (I make a sourdough with rhubarb, raisins, crystalized ginger and spices that go into my rhubarb chutney)