PLIÉ BRETON

Plié-breton

Originating from Brittany, this bread was folded to gain more space in the stone oven, during a time when people used to eat about 750g of bread per day per person. People would make their own bread dough and bring it to the “fournier”, baker’s ancestor, who would take care of the baking. The fact … Read more

PAIN RENNAIS

Pain-Rennais

Originating from Brittany, this bread is made with white flour, wholemeal, rye, and a high amount of stiff starter. It was usually eaten with the soup and its thick crust make it resistant to the humid weather there. Recommend: PLIÉ BRETON HAMBURGER BUN INJERA Pain Rennais This is an interesting bread due to its thick crust … Read more

PAIN COLLIER

Pain-collier

Literally “collar bread”, this bread is originating from Poitou-Charentes region, in the North of Bordeaux. It is either made from 2 baguettes sticked together, or from one dough cut in the middle and placed in a collar banneton. Its shape could represent the collar of a horse, popular in this area. Pain collier This bread … Read more

PAIN DE MÉTEIL

Pain-de-méteil

Méteil is a word deriving from mistilium in latin, deriving itself from the word mixtus, in latin as well. It means a mix of grains. For the bread part, it is containing wheat and rye. For the livestock feeding, particularly horses, barley and oats can be added. This growing method was developed between the 17th and the 18th centuries. … Read more

KARTOFFELBROT

Kartoffelbrot

This is a potato bread originating from Paris. 17TH CENTURY First of all, the potato comes from actual Peru and was introduced in Europe by the Spanish in the second half of the 16th century. From then and during the 17th century, more and more countries started to produce it. But not the region of “Île … Read more

POMPE À L’HUILE

Pompe-à-lhuile

Originating from Provence in South-East France, this brioche is made from olive oil, not butter. It doesn’t contain eggs either as the region was quite poor few centuries ago. Also called “pòmpa a l’òli”, this brioche is part of the 13 Provencal Christmas dessert, tradition to have 13 desserts, biscuits, fruits and chocolate on the … Read more