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Tartine Bread

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Tartine Bread, Honest Fare by Gabrielle Arnold

Nothing in the world compares to a great piece of bread. I miss bakeries on every corner and the fresh out of the oven baguettes I’d pick up in the mornings when I lived in Barcelona. Long, lean and golden crusted,they’d just hand those babies off in nothing more than a piece of wax paper. Half the time I’d end up tearing into it right there in the street. Spoiled me.

Unfortunately, we don’t really have too many options for fresh artisan bread hot out of the oven here in Orlando. Which makes me wish even more that I didn’t have such a debilitating fear of baking bread, cause then I’d just make my own. Guess I fear the precision it takes. Am I wrong about that? Or maybe it’s the learning curve I find so daunting. This video of Tartine Bakery’s bread making process makes me think differently. So beautiful. I should just give it a whirl.

Tartine Bread

And while we’re on the subject, Jason and I are sneaking off to the Provence, France March 22-April 5, where there is much great bread to be had. A needed vacation for my boy who has been working so hard, and what better way to celebrate out 30th birthdays :)


  1. Posted March 10, 2011 at 3:45 PM | Permalink

    You’re right, freshly baked bread is the best. How great that you get to go to France! You both are going to have awesome birthdays there!! Happy birthday, and remember to take lots of pictures!

  2. Posted March 10, 2011 at 4:06 PM | Permalink

    What a wonderful idea! I’ve been having serious wanderlust this afternoon and reading that is spurring me on!
    My husband’s the bread-maker in our family – I’m glad one of us is!

  3. Posted March 10, 2011 at 4:42 PM | Permalink

    Happy early Birthday! Enjoy France! I will be in Paris March 26 – 30th – if you head north we can share some Parisian bread together!

  4. Posted March 10, 2011 at 6:30 PM | Permalink

    I love this video, I’m going to try out the long rise trick!

  5. Posted March 11, 2011 at 6:22 AM | Permalink

    Nothing compares to Tartine tote bags! They are the best!

  6. Posted March 11, 2011 at 6:52 AM | Permalink

    I haven’t had the pleasure of actually visiting Tartine Bakery, but I have both of their cookbooks and especially love the Tartine Bread book. If you are willing to be patient and follow the recipe closely you can have their fabulous bread at home – best bread I have ever eaten and made. I agree, few things beat a good bite of bread! Have a wonderful time in France!

  7. gabi
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 6:59 AM | Permalink

    I know, no more excuses – I have to try it out.

  8. Posted March 11, 2011 at 11:51 AM | Permalink

    Awesome! Have fun in Provence!

  9. Posted March 11, 2011 at 12:02 PM | Permalink

    ah-mae-zing. love this video. after my first few bread experiments were disappointing I asked around at work (I’m a cook so I’ve got great access to resourceful minds) for some tips on what I needed to change. More than a couple people told me to check out Tartine. And now, after this beautifully inspiring video I’m convinced. Off to seek out his book right now. Thanks for the push!

  10. gabi
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 12:55 PM | Permalink

    Yes! They’re pretty great. But I’m partial to these http://www.makr.com/#makr-standard-canvas-roll-top-weekender-natural-canvas

  11. Posted March 11, 2011 at 6:32 PM | Permalink

    This is a beautiful and inspiring video, especially hearing Marie talk about developing a bread “intuition” – something I’m still pursuing. I will definitely be adding this cookbook to my wishlist and Tartine to my travel plans. Thanks for sharing, and have a great trip!

  12. Posted March 12, 2011 at 8:48 PM | Permalink

    Thank you for the video! I love Tartine’s bread, and this video is a great reminder of how natural making bread is, despite how daunting it may seem.
    Bon voyage à tous les deux!

  13. Posted March 15, 2011 at 7:58 PM | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing this video — I really enjoyed watching it!

  14. Posted March 15, 2011 at 9:54 PM | Permalink

    sigh, bread. sigh, france.
    both incredible treasures in life. good bread is hard to find here in beijing, but that video inspires me to try to make my own.

    have an incredible time in provence!!

  15. Posted March 17, 2011 at 4:01 PM | Permalink

    you lucky girl, you!

  16. Posted March 17, 2011 at 11:11 PM | Permalink

    Bread making is the one kitchen adventure that really intimidates me. I stay away from anything with yeast, but hopefully someday (maybe with a bigger kitchen or roommates who keep our countertops clean) I will.

  17. Posted March 18, 2011 at 11:50 AM | Permalink

    I was mesmerized the first time I saw that video. You must get the book – it’s a great resource, and even if I’m a little intimidated to make the bread in it, it’s really good eye candy. :)

  18. Posted March 19, 2011 at 8:50 AM | Permalink

    First time on your site and it is gorgeous! Lucky you going to Provence. If you are anywhere near Fayence, a beautiful hill town near Grasse, try and eat on the gravel terrace at La Table d’Yves http://www.latabledyves.com/uk/index.php

    Beautiful reasonably priced gourmet dining with gliders skimming overhead as free entertainment.

  19. gabi
    Posted March 19, 2011 at 9:47 AM | Permalink

    o la la. Thanks!

  20. Sarah
    Posted March 20, 2011 at 9:09 AM | Permalink

    I live next to France and it’s true: they make the best bread in the world ! And I looooove bread ! More than pasta or anything else. A little slice of bread and some good organic olive oil … mmmmm. Thank you for this video (that I watched at least 5 times, I think). I bought the book on the net yesterday. Looking forward to see all the beautiful pictures and the recipes …

  21. Posted March 20, 2011 at 10:56 PM | Permalink

    Hope your trip was wonderful and safe…

    And, you can totally do bread. You make some amazing things on this site, so I know you’re capable. Give it a try. :)

  22. Posted March 22, 2011 at 6:08 PM | Permalink

    There is a new Italian joint in Winter Park called Trattoria Toscane and the bread there is fantastic.

  23. gabi
    Posted March 23, 2011 at 9:57 PM | Permalink

    It is pretty darn good! Everything there is.

  24. Posted May 3, 2011 at 11:09 AM | Permalink

    I’m going to SF this August and Tartine is first on my list to visit.

    I hope you and your husband had a wonderful trip! That is a fantastic way to celebrate your 30th birthdays!

  25. Beth
    Posted June 22, 2011 at 9:37 PM | Permalink

    I know I’m late to the party but you can totally do bread. I’ve been making it for years and have never had a failure. Some don’t rise just right – some don’t look pretty – some get over/under cooked but they are always edible and always quite wonderful!

  26. yum-bread!
    Posted June 27, 2011 at 3:28 AM | Permalink

    i also had fear of baking bread, and was totally intimidate by the baking process. Then a friend shared this incredibly easy, forgiving, and delicious recipe: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/08/dining/081mrex.html.

    The very first time it came out tasting like gourmet bakery bread, now we make some every week :)

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