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Bakeries in Paris and Florence...

TheGuamTarheels@webtv.net (The Ol' Tarheel)
Wed, 16 Jan 2002 05:10:34 -0500 (EST)
This is for Barbara Schmitt who, with her husband, will be visiting Paris 
and Florence in March and is looking for bakeries in those cities.

Let's take them one at a time:

Paris:  I urge you to get two books; "Boulangerie" by Paul Rambali, and 
"Paris Boulangerie-Patisserie" by Linda Dannenberg.  You will be able to 
compile a list from these two sources to more than keep you busy in the 
City of Light.  Don't miss Ganachaud on rue M=E9nilmontant, La Flute Gana, 
and Max Poilane.

Florence:  There are bakeries all over Florence and I am at a loss to 
recommend any in particular.  I do urge you, if possible, to get out of 
Florence and into the hill towns of Tuscany to visit the little 
out-of-the-way bakeries.  I was in one where they took me downstairs to see 
the oven.  It was a wonderful place with a coating of flour over 
everything.  The aromas of the wood, the flour, and the finished loaves 
created a magical place.

I hope this helps and that you have a wonderful time.
Bob the Tarheel Baker