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Quick lunch: Tomatoes and fresh mozarella on a fresh baguette

Tomato and mozarella on a fresh baguette, by Penne Cole

Tomato and mozarella on a fresh baguette, by Penne Cole

One of the things I love most about France is its bread. Bread is an art form, here in France, and the creme de la creme is the French baguette. While it’s sold in large supermarket chains like Carrefour, the best place to get a baguette is fresh from a bakery or, as the French call it, boulangerie. And at 80 cents for one, it’s not going to break the bank.

I find baguettes so delicious that I could eat them on their own, or just with a little olive oil or butter. I’ve dressed this sandwich up a little, though, with some vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil. The baguette was still warm from the bakery too!

I find that baguettes must be eaten as fresh as possible, and no later than the same day you bought it. They go stale very fast, and before you know it, they will be hard as a rock. Some say that if you sprinkle some water on them and warm them up in the oven, they will be fine, but I don’t like the results much. So if you, like me, are living alone and find it impossible to finish a whole baguette in a day, you can also get half a baguette from the boulangerie – just ask for a “demi-baguette.”


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This entry was posted on October 10, 2012 by in Cheap Eats, Food, France and tagged , .
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