A fifteen minute drive west from my home to Cary, North Carolina
takes me to La Farm Bakery.
There, for many years, a Frenchman and his American
wife have worked diligently to make La Farm
what the 2012 Saveur magazine called, "One of the 20
Great American Bread Bakeries".
I was there today for lunch in the bakery's
busy cafe area, all the while surrounded by the
fragrance of the many beautiful breads and pastries for sale.
Lionel Vatinet's story of his journey from Paris to Cary,
via many countries throughout the world as he learned
his craft, is very interesting.
His first book, A Passion For Bread was published in
November 2013. It tells his story, offers seven
steps to successful artisanal style bread baking at home,
plenty of how to photos, and loads of fabulous recipes.
If you bake bread, want to learn how, or just love
great cookbooks, you need to get this one.
What's in the bag? Two of the most delicious almond
croissants we brought home for later enjoyment.
They were fabulous!