Le pain est le soutien de la vie

Le pain est le soutien de la vie

Bread is the staff of life

Having been without a breadmaking machine for the past several years I’ve been looking forward to the joys of a great loaf made in a new one, right here at home. And I’m absolutely reminded that the French have it right: Le pain est le soutien de la vie.

Pleased to set the new loaf on a cutting board in the centre of my kitchen table, I had no particular vision for the other ingredients of lunch. But there’s a secret to a new loaf’s being set in the centre of things: everything comes together around the bread.