Le Pain du Jour
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Baking Bread

Le Pain du Jour
At Santa Monica’s Le Pain du Jour, Karine Commereuc holds an armful of her husband’s freshly baked baguettes. (ANACLETO RAPPING / Los Angeles Times)
Preparing the baguettes for the oven
Franck-Hervé Commereuc lovingly works at creating the perfect baguette. (ANACLETO RAPPING / Los Angeles Times)
Commereuc and his baby. “It learns from me, and I learn from it.”
Commereuc and his baby. “It learns from me, and I learn from it.” (ANACLETO RAPPING / Los Angeles Times)
Musical loaves: Baguettes come from the oven
Musical loaves: Baguettes come from the oven. As they cool, Commereuc says you can hear them sing. (ANACLETO RAPPING / Los Angeles Times)
You can’t hurry bread, Commereuc says: “It’s very much like wine.”
You can’t hurry bread, Commereuc says: “It’s very much like wine.” (ANACLETO RAPPING / Los Angeles Times)
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