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Thursday, February 25, 2010


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The pain aux raisins has my mouth watering. And you are right - why can't we have a shop like this in rural upstate NY? Honestly, I would rather eat here than at the fancy dessert bar you wrote about in your previous post. Thanks for being so prolific these days!


there are little stores like this here and there in the US but hard to find just anywhere..even on the Upper West side of manhattan. what you show here looks like a generic japanese bread store. Japan used to be more a "socialist" country so there is more equality and as a homogenous country racially, don't have "bad neighborhoods" - taxes are high and wealth is redistributed and the government spends money on keeping infrastructure up to par and people have respect for their small environment. its buddhism, confuscionism and shintoism - respect for nature and surroundings.

anyhow, we try here in the US too to have good food and i think there is more of it on the west coast - just "big business" has taken over our foods.

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This is exactly the kind of shop I would love to have.

To quote you, "The couple are happy to give residents something plain and real. Honest and beautiful."

My philosophy 100% in regards to Patisserie/Boulangerie.

A beautiful and inspiring post. Merci Monsieur.


I also meant to mention my return to La Farine in the Rockridge section of Oakland,CA. Still as magical as the first time I stepped in that shop (with my mentor Don Eryck - RIP) 33 years ago. This is the bakery that introduced the world to the magic of making the "Morning Bun" with croissant dough. A treat that many bakers have copied since and honored Jacqueline - the first owner of La Farine who created this masterpiece.

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