Sunday, November 19, 2006

Give Me My Daily Bread

There is no way I could ever follow an Atkins-type diet. I like bread waaaay too much. In fact, I think I'm a carb junkie.

On my way back from the chiropractor the other day, I stopped into one of my favorite places, Pane Fresco. Jim did some work for these people when they first opened and we've been their customers ever since. They make the best pizza ever and the bread.....ahhh, the bread! Heaven must smell like Pane Fresco.
It was near closing time when I popped in, but was lucky enough to snag a loaf of Fig Raisin & Walnut bread.

This is so yummy toasted. The raisins and figs make it sweet and the walnuts give it nutty goodness and a bit of crunch.

Sitting there, all alone, just one left, was a foccacia loaf.

It had my name all over it! I could not pass this baby up. I

Marc, the owner, also makes the best biscotti outside of Italy. My favorite is the almond-hazelnut.

My delicious treats were packed up to go and I grabbed an espresso for the walk home. They also have excellent coffee by the way.

I don't know if any of you reading this will ever end up in Burlington, but if you do, go see the folks at Pane Fresco. They are really nice people. They've had the same staff pretty much from day one so that tells you something. They also serve lunch with delicious soups, wicked sandwiches and they make their own gelato!


Anonymous said...

Carrie, it all looks brilliant. It makes me want to jump on my bike and head out to Burlington to sample it myself! I know what you mean about stores that have the same staff day-in and day-out being something special. I love the feeling of shopping where I know the people and can see that they enjoy their jobs.

Anonymous said...

I have had a bread that is very similar to the fig and raisin one, and it is to die for! I love foccaccia too, actually I love all bread!

Anonymous said...

I don't know what looks better, the fig and walnut bread or the almnond bisoctto. Mmmmm! I think I'm ready for dessert.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I'm with VV.. that bread and biscotti stuffed with delicious things looks awesome! Lucky you :-)

Anonymous said...

Yes, screw Atkins, man! How can you live without bread! (and beans and fruit and ...) Your pics look amazing.

And yes, you can definitely come live with me! Bring the wine! (Can you believe I still haven't been able to find Beaujolais Nouveau here in Syracuse? ACK! I *need* it for Thanksgiving!)

Anonymous said...

Um, how do I get myself closer to this bread??

Anonymous said...

Biscotti and the bread, oh my! My mouth is watering and I ate supper 30 minutes ago.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that foccacia looks incredible! I hear you, I love carbs so much I could never, ever do a low-carb diet. An all-carb diet, that I could handle... although I can't imagine losing much weight that way!

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOD THAT STUFF LOOKS GOOD!!!! I am not coming to visit i would put on about 50 pounds!!!