On our vacation to San Francisco we encountered the Boudin Sourdough Bread Company. They have a walk through tour where you can watch them making and shaping the bread. They also have a basket ride for their bread that travels the whole store and stops by the counter for the attendant to restock. Pretty clever I thought.
Anyway, the pictures above are of some of their special loaves that you can buy. The crab cost $20 and I brought one back on the plane for my co-workers to taste. San Francisco is famous for their sourdough and they wanted to compare flavor profiles. I was able to speak with the woman behind the glass while she was making the small turtle loaves. They have had their starter for about 150 years. That is quite the commitment to bread. I have only had mine for 6 years, but if I was making bread everyday, it wouldn’t be that difficult.
There were another bread place that we went to that was worthy of note. Just across the street from our hotel was Peir 1 and the Acme Bread Company. I thought I took pictures of everything, but since my computer caught a virus, maybe those have gotten lost. It also has an outlet called Miette, the same as the cookbook. I stopped by there 3 times to try their macaroons. I just couldn’t resist them.
I’m a wife, mother, pastry chef and amatuer gardner. I travel as much as possible, can what I grow, and taste as many new things as possible.