A bread rant

A while back, my blogging and now real life friend Erica of Now Entering Flavor Country, an excellent and entertaining food blog, overheard (well, that’s probably not the right word given that I was pretty much yelling at her) me ranting about the horrible bread selections I find in America. It’s a big deal for me. So she asked whether I wanted to rant about it on her blog…

And I am extremely thankful she asked. Because I finally wrote all my misery down. And that is, believe it or not, therapeutic. American bread sucks. Period.

If you want to see what else I had to say, go check out the post and check out the site while you are at it…

“My wife says the easiest way to identify two Germans anywhere in the world is by listening to their first five minutes of conversation. Because, according to her, they will –100% guaranteed – complain to each other about how bad the bread is wherever they are and ask whether the other has found at least “decent” – or palatable – bread in the vicinity…”

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8 thoughts on “A bread rant

  1. canalcook says:

    The same goes for identifying Danes. American bread has way way too much sugar/corn syrup in it.

  2. Stefano says:

    Cool post, Oliver! Francesca (who is anything but German!) regularly vents very similar complaints about the sad bread situation in the US. But she likes baguette, and there’s a couple of bakeries in our area that make one that is decent enough, so that keeps her at bay for a while ;-)

    • Thanks Stefano! I am beginning to understand that it might be a much more pan-European feeling than just my German feelings about this issue. And I do like baguette, and it is probably the easiest to get in a decent manner here, but I love my varieties of bread…

  3. Loved the post! You made me question my bread eating habits.

  4. Great post, Oliver!! I’m dying . . . it’s all sooooo true!! Is there anything better than a basket of fresh Semmeln? Or anything worse than a Chemical Loaf (Wonderbread)? I think Julia Child sums up the American bread situation perfectly: “How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?” Salud!!

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