The Staff of Life

'The artisanal baker gives life to every batch, using sensitive raw materials in an often capricious environment that requires constant adjustment, vigilance and patience. That is the beauty and the intrigue of his creation: It does not offer assembly-line sameness. Honeyed spice to the nose one day, it may present a velvety dried apricot scent the next. But the interior of the loaf—the crumb, as opposed to the crust—will always bear witness to the artisanal fermentation technique with a multiplicity of cavities of various sizes engraved in its voluptuous flesh.'

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