He was the surprise winner of last year's Washington City Paper baguette competition, in which his home-baked loaves beat out the best commercial breadmakers, large and small. His artisanal boules and baguettes even earned a place at the table when Alice Waters needed an emergency breadmaker for her charity dinner in D.C. And now Samuel [...]
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Samuel Fromartz, the author/journalist who shocked a small conference room of bakers and cooks by winning the City Paper's debut baguette contest, recounts his formative experiences at a Parisian boulangerie in the premiere issue of Afar magazine. Don't expect any tales of abuse at the hands of an angry French baker. Instead, Fromartz balances his [...]
Y&H wonders if Sam Fromartz ever had to smack himself in the face to stop from licking the dough?
Baguettes Fromartz Apologies for the late start today. I spent the morning and early part of the afternoon making baguettes with my bud, the writer Sam Fromartz, who recently spent a week in Paris studying at a boulangerie. Today's session was just a warm-up for an upcoming Young & Hungry column in which we'll take [...]