Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Poilane Bakery


I really wanted to use this photo yesterday for theme day but, that would have been cheating since this one was taken in Paris France and not Phoenix Arizona.  On my last trip to Paris, I had an opportunity to tour the famous Poilane Bakery where they still bake their famous sour dough bread in a brick oven.  They do have a more industrial sized bakery in the suburbs somewhere but, the bakery in the city still uses the original brick oven.
Each loaf of bread is baked in a basket and then marked with a "P" on the top!

17 comments:

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is cool!

brattcat said...

so glad you included this apres theme day post!

Lowell said...

Oh boy, this is wonderful. I'm going to have to put it on the list of places to visit if and when we get back to Paris! I think I can smell bread baking. Better check the kitchen. Nope, nothing there. Hmmm.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

As you know, the bakery in Tamarindo that I posted was called the Bakery of Paris, but it did not look anything like this.

Kathy said...

Oh, how I would love to start my day with a big slice of this and a tub of fresh farm butter!

lifeisaroadtrip said...

When I was about 12 or 13 my Mom worked in a bakery. I used to go up and help on the weekends to make a little extra money. Then the grocery store opened a bakery and the neighborhood bakery went out of business. :-(

Magpie said...

Something I remember very fondly about my short time in France as a child, was the wonderful smell from the bakeries and all the goodies to be had.

Jarart said...

I remember you telling me about that place. P could be for Poilane or Paris or maybe even Phoenix!

Karl Demetz said...

Oh God, is this an old bakery!
Beautiful and interesting shots, Sharon!

raskkolniikov said...

i like the new look.

RedPat said...

Sour dough - I want some. Love it!

Dina said...

What a great place and a great photo!

Do they really bake each loaf in a basket?! So nice.

I posted an old brick oven too, but mine is cold; yours is HOT.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Oh, I have enjoyed their bread and been to several of the stores in Paris, but have never been on the tour - just put it on my list!

Bises,
Genie

Regina K said...

Oh I smell that wonderful aroma from sour dough baking. This was truly a tour to remember!

Randy said...

I'll bet they make heavenly bread.

Thérèse said...

P could have been for Phoenix.
Beautiful pictures! I hope you were able to taste a few samples.

JM said...

I wonder how old this is. Great post!