If you are avoiding carbs then click away now but if you're looking for any excuse to eat bread then the 16th of October is your ticket straight to World Bread Day. To celebrate the day we have rounded up our favourite bakeries in Paris.
Celebrated pastry chef Christophe Michalak has just opened Kopain, a bakery in the 10th arrondissement of the French capital. While a big draw is the chef's pastries, the bread here is something to be admired. Baked on-site, the bread is fresh and delicious with the traditional baguette perfectly crusty on the outside and soft inside, and if you prefer something with a little bit more character try the multigrain loaf or the fruit log.
Eric Kayser opened his first bakery on Rue Monge in 1996, and 25 years later he is still one of the highly-regarded bakers of not only Paris but the world with bakeries in Japan, Singapore, Spain and Tunisia. His most popular breads include the Tourte de Meule, made with stoneground flour, it pairs beautifully with hard cheese.
Of course when in Paris biting into a baguette is de rigueur and only an award-winning one should be appreciated. This year's Best Baguette belongs to Makram Akrout, a baker in the 12th arrondissement, with the bakery now supplying the Elysée for the year until 2022's champion baguette baker is crowned. If it's good enough for the Elysée it is good enough for us!
A celebration is never a celebration if it's not an all-inclusive event and for our gluten-free friends Chambelland helps you celebrate World Bread Day wheat-free. Chambelland specialises in gluten-free bread and baked goods, and offers everything from foccacia bread to a 5-grain loaf.