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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Our Daily Bread

Yet again, our mutual blogger colleague Ron, from Fluffy Stuffin, has outdone himself.

In the latest travellogue installment to his post on Zingermans -- surely Ann Arbor's premier deli-cum-gourmet market -- he highlights that naughtiest of all comestibles, in these Atkins Diet times.

BREAD!





There is nothing more savoury in this world than biting into freshly baked bread, perhaps a pain de campagne like what you see above, with a suitably Catholic flourish of a cross on them.

Cracking one open, your nose receives its hot doughy swirls and you inhale the aroma hungrily, reaching for a knife.

I don't know what person discovered that bread and butter go together like nobody's business, but that person is surely up there with the discoverer of soccer, and the chap what invented zippers.

And since we're flinging hosannas around, kudos to the man or woman who reunited the bread, the butter, and the scalding, rich coffee all together, 'cause you know -- man cannot live by bread alone.

Ron has gone above and beyond the call of duty, with his Zingerdough photographs.

But it's the cookie shots that will SLAY you.

God, please grant me the power to have this yeasty goodness before my hips implode when I'm 40.

Thanks, Ron, ole buddy!

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10 Comments:

  • Thanks for your good words, Vic, you inspire the whole 'travellogue' concept with your wonderful posts! If I do one more at Zings, I will get some very nice sandwich pics, which, believe me, will raise the sensualist bar!

    I remember reading someones blog where they had a series something like '10 cool places that out-of-towners must see,' which, sometimes did include the very familar, even touristy places. But often it had odd spots where you could see why the Chamber of Commerce didn't include them in the glossies, but was still cool anyway. I might do a series in Ann Arbor like that.

    By Blogger Ron, at Sat Feb 24, 08:22:00 am GMT-5  

  • Love that bread; those pictures could make anybody hungry! Thankfully I am full right now having just finished a big portion of panetela with cafe con leche!

    By Blogger Jose Aguirre, at Sat Feb 24, 08:32:00 am GMT-5  

  • Thanks for your good words, Vic, you inspire the whole 'travellogue' concept with your wonderful posts!

    And you inspire me with your zingers, pun intended. ;)

    If I do one more at Zings, I will get some very nice sandwich pics, which, believe me, will raise the sensualist bar!

    Mmm, I could do with a bacon butty just about now.

    I remember reading someones blog where they had a series something like '10 cool places that out-of-towners must see,' which, sometimes did include the very familar, even touristy places.

    That's basically my whole travellogue idea in a nutshell.

    But I wouldn't append such a silly title to the post like that.

    "10 Cool...".

    Everyone knows the moment you write "cool", it won't be.

    But often it had odd spots where you could see why the Chamber of Commerce didn't include them in the glossies, but was still cool anyway. I might do a series in Ann Arbor like that.

    I'd LOVE that!

    If I may put in a request for that broke-down mattress factory which looks like a Gothic Cathedral? :)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Feb 24, 02:53:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Well, it looks like real bread indeed. But the question of the day is - do they have real, German-style rolls too?
    Their website doesn't like me, it seems, as I get a lovely error whenever I click on Bread :-(

    By Blogger madcynic, at Sat Feb 24, 02:53:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Love that bread; those pictures could make anybody hungry! Thankfully I am full right now having just finished a big portion of panetela with cafe con leche!

    Ooh, I don't like panetella. I know, hate me, but it's true.

    I dislike "chocolate-flavour", save pudding, and Sachertorte.

    But I'm right there with you, for a cafe con leche!

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Feb 24, 02:55:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Sigh.

    I just realised that my new Digg button doesn't work on Blogger. Something about the script, which isn't Google-friendly.

    What the hay -- I'll keep it there, mocking me.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Feb 24, 03:00:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Not the German breakfast rolls you and I probably love, Malte.

    But they do have this...

    vollkornbrot bread

    vollkornbrot breada traditional german bread for those that love it dark and dense

    When the Bakehouse first unleashed the Vollkornbrot, the response was surprising. We had high hopes, of course, that this very traditional, very dense and chewy German bread would find an audience, but we had no idea it would gather such a quick following. Some folks tried it out of curiosity. Some were drawn to the fact that it’s wheat-free, and then there were the transplanted Germans who longed for a bread as good as those they left behind. Made from rye meal, rye flour, sunflower seeds, sea salt, yeast and rye sour, the Vollkornbrot is chewy, malty and really delicious. Spread on some butter or top it with a slice of really great Dutch cheese for a nice light lunch, snack or simple breakfast.

    "Achtung! Volkornbrot is a very, very dense bread. It's as far away from the soft grocery store breads as you can get. If you love really dense bread that gives your 'chewing muscles' a workout, this is the bread for you!"
    B-VOL 2 lb loaf vollkornbrot $8.50


    Ick.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sun Feb 25, 02:35:00 am GMT-5  

  • Achtung...?

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sun Feb 25, 02:36:00 am GMT-5  

  • $8.50 for 2lb bread? Holy moly.
    And I don't even like Vollkornbread. Goodness.
    But then again, they also have pumpernickel which is even worse in my mind.

    By Blogger madcynic, at Sun Feb 25, 04:59:00 am GMT-5  

  • But then again, they also have pumpernickel which is even worse in my mind.

    Ahh, you and my mother, Malte.

    Me, I love pumpernickel!

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Feb 27, 08:29:00 pm GMT-5  

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