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Advice From My Baker

Advice from my baker

Remember Cesar’s famous quote, “Offer them bread and games”! We all know that bread is a staple in many countries around the world... But who invented bread, and more interestingly, how? Wheat, Kamut, buckwheat or rye, what are these different flours used for? Sunflower, flax, poppy and sesame seed breads’ What is a nan bread or an azymous bread? And there is much more than bread in your Metro bakery counter… there are many sweet and “sinful” treats just waiting for you to discover!


Borrowing the words of Juvenal to the Romans, Caesar is famous for having instituted the "Give them bread and games" policy. We all know that bread is a staple in all countries around the world... But who invented bread, and more interestingly, how? Wheat, Kamut, buckwheat or rye, what are these different flours used for? Sunflower, flax, poppy and sesame seed breads’ What is a nan bread or an azymous bread? And there is much more than bread in your Metro baker’s Miches & délices counter… there are many sweet and “sinful” treats just waiting for you to uncover!

 

Nothing beats the aroma of fresh bread. It’s hard to resist tearing off a piece of warm, fragrant bread straight out of the bag on your way home from the bakery.

 

In many countries, a meal is not a meal without bread. Some people use bread like you would a fork, a covering, a bowl, or simply to wipe their plates clean…Everyone has a favourite sandwich and nothing goes better with cheese or fresh butter.

Bread variety

 

It’s not surprising that ever since Antiquity, bread has been and continues to be so popular throughout the world. It was over 3000 years ago that the Egyptians first discovered the recipe for bread as we know it today.

 

So many different varieties of bread have become available in recent years that choosing is enough to make anyone’s head spin. There is white bread, stone-ground whole-wheat, organic, Kamut, spelt, cheese bread, walnut or olive bread, sliced or whole country and rustic breads, baguettes, bagels, Kaiser buns, pita pockets, fougasse… the list is almost endless!

 

To help you enjoy all these different varieties, your Metro baker has created this guide that takes you through all the bread and pastries in your Metro bakery. You will find all the information on bread-making, storage life of the various types of bread, different flours and ingredients used and their nutritional value.