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Friday, March 29, 2013

la levure


Pour faire lever le pain, il faut ajouter la levure.
In order to make bread rise, you have to add yeast.

Our word is inspired by bread-making and the breads of France — les pains de France. It’s one of several words in this category that we hope will leave you well-armed to visit a boulangerie or supermarché and buy a loaf that reveals all the simple pleasures of French life.

Test yourself on today’s word and others about bread and bread-making here.

Vocabulary Section: Food and Drink, Word of the Day