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Old 01-02-2014, 10:08 AM   #1
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Yea! Finally!

Before The Pirate showed up Tuesday to spend the New Year with me, he stopped by The Market Basket and picked up some sandwich goodies. One of them was a loaf of "All Natural" Artisan Rustic Tuscan Pane. Finally, a bread I actually like. It had flavor and doesn't ball up into a rubbery mass inside your mouth. Nice large holes, and a crusty, crust. The kind of bread I grew up with. It will be on my grocery list come Monday and forever after.
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Before The Pirate showed up Tuesday to spend the New Year with me, he stopped by The Market Basket and picked up some sandwich goodies. One of them was a loaf of "All Natural" Artisan Rustic Tuscan Pane. Finally, a bread I actually like. It had flavor and doesn't ball up into a rubbery mass inside your mouth. Nice large holes, and a crusty, crust. The kind of bread I grew up with. It will be on my grocery list come Monday and forever after.

I've had that bread. It is really good.
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:31 AM   #3
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I've had that bread. It is really good.
Andy, this is the bread that all my friends Noni's made when I was growing up. It was the bread that you sopped up the last of the pasta sauce on your plate with. I don't like the crust on bread, but for this one, I eat the whole slice.
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Andy, this is the bread that all my friends Noni's made when I was growing up. It was the bread that you sopped up the last of the pasta sauce on your plate with. I don't like the crust on bread, but for this one, I eat the whole slice.
I mostly make my own bread but if I come across a good baker I'm inclined to buy bread there. I have my car serviced in a small town about 12 miles away and when I go there 2 or 3 times a year I visit the local baker's shop, which has always sold THE most delicious bread, and buy different types of bread to go in the freezer. It's the sort of bread you can quite happily and absent-mindedly nibble away at until you suddenly realise you've eaten the whole loaf with no butter or jam or anything. Or, at least, it was.

So I took the car in on Wednesday and bought a load of bread and sat in the car and chomped on a bread roll. Ugh. Not the same at all. The shop is still in the same family but I wonder if they have a new baker? The bread was boring and tasted not much better than mass-produced stuff in fact Morrison's supermarkets in-store bakery produces more interesting stuff.

Really disappointing.
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:46 PM   #5
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I mostly make my own bread but if I come across a good baker I'm inclined to buy bread there. I have my car serviced in a small town about 12 miles away and when I go there 2 or 3 times a year I visit the local baker's shop, which has always sold THE most delicious bread, and buy different types of bread to go in the freezer. It's the sort of bread you can quite happily and absent-mindedly nibble away at until you suddenly realise you've eaten the whole loaf with no butter or jam or anything. Or, at least, it was.

So I took the car in on Wednesday and bought a load of bread and sat in the car and chomped on a bread roll. Ugh. Not the same at all. The shop is still in the same family but I wonder if they have a new baker? The bread was boring and tasted not much better than mass-produced stuff in fact Morrison's supermarkets in-store bakery produces more interesting stuff.

Really disappointing.
Looks like you will have to go on the hunt for another bakery. Everyone in the forum knows I do not like bread. Specially white. But this old world bread is what I remember as a kid. If you had an Italian grandmother, this bread I found is what she made. Like you, I will stop and take a piece of bread and eat it while I am doing laundry or dishes. Even the crust. My son was so surprised to see me eating the crust. My crusts always went out the back door for the birds. Looks like they will have to find their food elsewhere now.
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We have little to no access to bread like this in our area. In fact crusty bread in these parts is considered inferior and loaf type white bread is the staple.
Might be because many have false teeth.....LOL

We do have Publix and Panera bread in town. I know Publix makes good bread. Does anyone know about Panera Bread?

Usually when I find good bread, I remove most of the insides and enjoy the crust. To me, bread is the crust.
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We have little to no access to bread like this in our area. In fact crusty bread in these parts is considered inferior and loaf type white bread is the staple.
Might be because many have false teeth.....LOL

We do have Publix and Panera bread in town. I know Publix makes good bread. Does anyone know about Panera Bread?

Usually when I find good bread, I remove most of the insides and enjoy the crust. To me, bread is the crust.
Panera is known for their breads. They are made right there on the site.
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Crusty bread with bite to it is easier to eat with dentures...soft white bread just becomes gummy and balls up. Crackers and crisp cookies over soft cookies for the folks with dentures, so much easier to eat.
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...Does anyone know about Panera Bread?...

I go out of my way to get our breads from Panera for soups, and dinners where bread is an important component. Around here it's really good.
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Crusty bread with bite to it is easier to eat with dentures...soft white bread just becomes gummy and balls up. Crackers and crisp cookies over soft cookies for the folks with dentures, so much easier to eat.
Exactly! That is why I hate white bread.
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