The thicker the carmelized, blistered
crust is, the more it protects
the tender crumb.
It stays tender and moist inside
until this seal is broken. Break it open
with only your hands, so its cellular
reputation stays intact. Cutting it
with a knife simply will not do.
I confess, I'm a bread snob. People who cut bread should be hung, shot, or guillotined. No mercy. No amnesty. No trial. No jury.
Making bread from my treasured sourdough starter brings much sensual pleasure. Oh, if only we could break bread together you and I.