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La Boulangerie De San Francisco

Visting my brother in California, my first stop was to baker Pascal Rigo's La Boulagerie de San Francisco. Actually, I had initially tried Chad Robertson's Tartine, but it was closed for a staff party. Interesting aside about Pascal Rigo; a...

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A Visit to Zaro’s

Last year I had the good fortune of meeting baker Mark Fiorentino (formerly of Daniel). He recently invited me to meet up at his new digs at Zaro's Bakery in the Bronx. It's the headquarters of this 90-year old family bakery. Having passed the multiple outlets for...

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Is The Boulangerie Dying?

Visiting Paris for Thanksgiving weekend, I assumed there would be boulangeries every corner. Are boulangeries in a death spiral, or is there a movement to recover this mom-and-pop industry before it is lost? So far, it seems the movement isn't working,...

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Masa Madre – Guayaquil Ecuador Bakery Cafe

After visiting family in California, it's time to visit family in Guayaquil, Ecuador. My focus on the first morning after arrival was a visit to Masa Madre, a local bakery that bakes sour dough bread. The baker/owner, Jaime Beundia, is a young entrepreneur....

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