I recently had some La Brea bread, the artisan ones from the shop/cafe on La Brea. I had heard many good things for years about how good they are. I was truly disappointed. I compare all bread to Acme on San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley.
I didn’t even think much of Poilane bread right out of the oven early in the morning in Paris. And that was before I knew that old man Poilane was one of the first shopkeepers in Paris to put a “No Jews” sign in his window when the Nazis invaded.
And I am absolutely convinced that Los Angeles corn rye with caraway is the best around. Mimi Sheraton agrees. The corn rye in NYC is like a wonder bread version.
So my question is: Is there a bread baker in LA that makes anything anywhere near as good as Acme’s Pain au Levain?