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Blue Ribbon For Baker Bleu

It has to be the best bread in town; a blue ribbon for Baker Bleu for baking a loaf with a thin crispy crust and flavour to die for. This bread reminds me of the world renown bread from Poilâne in Paris, so it is not surprising then that Baker Bleu supplies Attica, one of…

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Oven Street Bakery fruit bread

Ovens Street Baker

I have been buying a very nice fruit loaf and sourdough bread from Senserrick Green Grocer recently. The bread comes from a baker that operates out of a small warehouse in an industrial street in the heart of Brunswick and aptly named Ovens Street. It is only open on Sundays, so I guess you could…

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Habituel Bakers & Coffee Roasters

One of my habitual pleasures has been to buy the sourdough bread from the Giant Steps/Innocent Bystander cellar door and foodie hub in the main street of Healesville whenever I passed through town.  If I wasn’t able to stop in for an excellent meal and glass of wine I made sure that I at least…

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crusty spelt rye bread

Crusty Loaf With Spelt In The Mix

Small artisan bakers do need a day off to stay sane and typically Monday is the day they shut their bakery doors to the public.  Last week I was on the road wanting to pick up a loaf and found myself empty handed after stops at several bakeries; either they didn’t have much on the…

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Boulangerie Gontran Cherrier

Melbourne is about to become another home of Boulangerie Gontran Cherrier; celebrated as one of the best places for croissants in Paris and with a celebrity chef that pushes the boundaries of French baked goods, often seen as a no-go zone for traditionalists. It is fitting then that his boulangerie and cafe will be opening…

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