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"Before this year of the pandemic, the best immersion school I have attended the Ecole Des Trois Ponts. I attended two times and each time my french improved. Now, of course, it is not possible to attend the school. What is possible is online lessons by skype or zoom.
I needed a challenge and decided to try the online program. It has been very rewarding. Having a personal french coach has been, tremendously, helped me with my weak areas. So, if you have a love of the french language and want to grow, I encourage you to start the online program".

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Tasty french baguette in our Cooking School In France

French and bread, a love story

If the history of bread doesn’t start with France, no one can deny the special link between this country and the magical mix of wheat, water, leaven and salt.

Buying a baguette in a french bakery, waiting in line, mixed with the French population, until the seller serves you, is a part of the French “journey”.

The way French people apprehend bread is deeply sensual and intellectual at the same time. It is almost artistic and being a baker is almost seen as a form of luxury craftsmanship.

It is almost impossible to talk about French bread without cheese. A nice piece of bread, like a rustic baguette, with a nice slice of camembert cheese is a perfect combination, that only needs to be amplified by a nice glass of red. In this association, breads plays the role of the foundation on which relies the flavors.

But selecting the correct bread for the best occasion is not something that needs to be over complicated.

There is, of course, the baguette. The history of this type of bread is not clear. One theory says that the long shape of the bread is due to ease the transportation by Napoleon’s soldier during their campaign throughout Europe. Another explanation can be found in the importation to Paris in the 19th century of Austrian baking techniques, that included this specific shape.

Since then, the baguette has turned into a symbol of France, just like the Arc de Triomphe or the Eiffel Tower.

But it would be a mistake to ignore the other kinds of bread that France can produce.

The “bâtard” or the “campagnard”, or just a “boule”, and why not the “miche”. Those are some classic ones, but in the last few decades, bakeries have seen a explosion of types of bread. Some of them exist mostly for marketing reasons due to a trend for healthier or more original bread. Multigrain breads or breads mixed with curcuma or acai berries, just to give a few examples, are now flourishing in the glasses of many bakeries.

France still has a lot to give when it comes to bread.