I love bread
Freshly baked bread is comforting, reassuring, it’s as if it cuddles you from the inside as you are eating it. Bread isn’t sexy, but it feels like a food that wants to make you safe and happy. Eat it warm from the oven and spread thickly with butter, and for me it’s the ultimate comfort food.
The great thing is that I’m not alone in my love of all things granary (or wholemeal, or spelt, or… ), there are plenty of highly influential foodie people who share my view, like:
“It is true that man does not live by bread alone, he must eat something with it”
Pellegrino Artusi – God of Italian cookery
“Quite apart from the enjoyment you get from the flavour of a good bread (and the danger is that if it is too good, you eat too much of it!), the action of chewing wakes up the taste-buds, excites the saliva and generally heightens your gastronomic awareness.”
Pierre Koffmann – 3 Michelin Starred Chef
“Serve good bread and butter before the meal and all will be well”
Marco Pierre White – 3 Michelin Starred Chef
There are hundreds more such quotes that I could post here, but I simply don’t have the time, I’m off to the bakery!