When my husband played rugby, they had a saying, “Pain is your friend.” In France, that’s also true. Except that “pain” in French means bread and isn’t pronounced like something that hurts.
The baguette may be the iconic French bread, but there are many other types of bread, including whole grain. Good bread isn’t limited to France, though. I flew into Frankfurt, Germany and, because of a cancelled flight, had time there. Despite a bit of rain, we walked to the outdoor market, had a delicious brat (American name)/braten/bratwurst (in a great roll), then stopped at one of the stands to buy bread. This round, whole grain loaf was substantial. It was about 10″ in diameter and, if used as a Frisbee, could have taken down a grown man. It was SO good, on its own or as a vehicle for any sort of cheese.
Don’t forget that if you get to Germany or France, pain is your friend!
I’m still in France and my days are full. I’m doing my best (unsucessfully) to keep up with your posts, as well as struggling to accomplish what I want on my iPad. Thanks for your understanding!