January 1, 2015
I have a funny idiosyncratic tick whenever I buy bread at the boulangerie; the bread never makes it home in one piece. I simply can’t wait to tear into the loaf, so I invariably rip off the heel while I’m in the car, or just as I leave the shop. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a sandwich loaf, a baguette, an olive and nut bread, raisin bread or a bag of warm bagels (here the bagel shops are open 24/7)–there is always a piece missing when it walks through my front door. My husband complains about it, but secretly I think he muses over it.
So when the Rosemary Focaccia went in the oven, the anticipation was intense. And when aroma began to waft through the house, our hearts started to race. When it was cool enough to remove from the pan, I panicked because I could feel that the focaccia had limited time before it was eaten into oblivion. I slapped back Rick’s hands saying: We have to take a picture! We have to get the shot! Get the camera! Truth is that neither of us were in a picture taking mood, but we suffered through it, and quite frankly, you’re all lucky to get this picture.
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