Philosopher Baker

Oct 24, 2011 19:12 No Comments


Masaaki Kusayanagi

Every Sunday morning I religiously pickup a couple of loaves of メForest Breadモ at Kusayanagiユs country house-style bakery in Itoshima. Itユs a dark heavy bread made with rye flour, wheat flour and loaded with carroway seeds. Itユs just one of the many European old-style breads he bakes using all-natural ingredients. He even cultivates his own yeast. Knowing such care and energy goes into making of these breads, I was shocked to hear that he doesnユt even like bread, nor does he claim his is the tastiest. For Kusayanagi, itユs the process thatユs most important. Fortunately for us ミ the result just happens to be so lovely.

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