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Jacques Mahou (Boulanger) RIP

  Photo Marc Danton My former bread baking teacher Nick Greco sent an email to inform me of the death of a wonderful baker. Jacques Mahou was an artisianal boulanger from France's Loire region, more specifically the small village of Marray. I wasn't sure...

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Thomas Treffi-Chambelland

Thomas Treffi-Chambelland

  @guilaume megevand I found French baker Thomas Treffi-Chambelland via Youtube. Besides being a baker, he's a miller, and he has a school in Provence for bread baking. My admiration grew from reading his book,Traité de boulangerie au levain, a classic for anyone...

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Pierre Ragot

Pierre Ragot

Two summers ago I met Pierre Ragot at his boulangerie in Marseille. I'd heard of him  through our common friend Thierry Delabre. While I tried to speak some French, he joked about my lack of linguistic skill, simultaneously sharing his plans to open more places in...

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Ugo Perret-gallix

Ugo Perret-gallix

I met Ugo Perret-gallix on Bro @BreadRevolutionorganization on Facebook, what inspired me was his bread, but also that he's a chef de cuisine too. On top of being a fantastic baker he also is working in Japan in a top end Tokyo restaurant, Esquisse. I decided to try...

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This Old dough

Since putting on a baker's hat at work I've noticed that it's impacted baking at home, namely leading to a smaller size of roll. Maybe it's the demands. At work there's so much hand work focused on the multiple serving batches, with lots of cutting, shaping and...

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Rugbrød

Back before everything was taught on Zoom, a few years ago I took an actual real-time class to make rugbrød. Fast forward to the present where I work both as a chef and baker at work (and spend my home hours focused on baking), I decided to try this bread again from...

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