Headed to Paris anytime soon?
Expect to throw any low-carb regimes to the wind and indulge in the best breads in the world.
For the city of light, that includes baker Ridha Khadher’s artisan bakery Paradis du Gourmand in the 14th arrondissement, which was crowned the best baguette marker in Paris Thursday.
A panel of judges made up of chefs, bakers, food writers and members of the public sampled 151 baton baguettes before narrowing down their choice to just one loaf.
If Paris figures in your holiday travel plans, here are the addresses of winners from years past that you may want to add to your itinerary. Note that five of the past six winners hail from the 18th arrondissement in the Montmartre area.
2012: Baker Sébastien Mauvieux of Mauvieux, 159 rue Ordener, 75018
2011: Pascal Barillon, of Au Levain d’Antan, 6 rue des Abbesses, 75018
2010: Djibril Bodian, Le Grenier à Pain Abbesses, 38 rue des Abbesses, 75018
2009: Franck Tombarel, of Le Grenier de Félix, 64 avenue Félix Faure, 75015
2008: Anis Bouabsa, of Au Duc de la Chapelle, 32 rue Tristan Tzara, 75018
2007: Arnaud Delmontel of Arnaud Delmontel bakery, 57 rue Damrémont, 75018