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Monday, September 3, 2012

le pain de mie

sandwich bread

Le pain de mie est le plus comme le pain américain et se trouve aux supermarchés. Ce pain est vendu prédécoupé en tranches.
Sandwich bread is the most like American bread and is found in supermarkets. This bread is sold pre-sliced.

The word mie refers to the soft interior of the bread. Read a bit more about pain de mie in French on Wikipedia.

Our topic is the breads of France — les pains de France. Bread plays such an important role in French cuisine and indeed the life of the French that it’s essential to learn to ask for the loaf you want. This week, we’re taking a look at some of the various loaves you’ll discover in the boulangeries of France, as well as a few words essential to understanding a French bread recipe.

Vocabulary Section: Food and Drink, Word of the Day