An item in the DT caught my eye – the demise of the Baguette in France.
This national symbol of a very French way of life is being demoted in favour of a version that is more doughy and basically not completely baked, that wonderful crisp crunchy exterior is going in favour of, well nothing really.
With so many soft rolls, sour doughs, Ciabattas and so on why the need to desecrate such an icon?
Strangely, during my recent elevation during my wife’s convalescence to chief bottle washer, I was charged with doing the shopping. When getting the bread and a baguette in Tescos, the baguettes were in that pale underbaked state.
Not believing him I didn’t buy one but noticed on subsequent expeditions that they were always the same strange aneemic creations sitting there.
So what next? For all those who find a baguette difficult to eat, soup mash, pureed everything all through a straw, life really is getting difficult in the eating area isn’t it?