Teaser: Artisan Breads Highlighted in Annual Manual



Boise Weekly's newest edition of Annual Manual hits stands Wednesday, but we thought we'd give you a little teaser. Local bakers told BW how artisan breads defy the culinary cliche that "cooking is art, baking is science" in a story about Boise's artisan breads.

"The art comes in any time you touch the dough. It's something you become familiar with, something hard to describe in words, knowing when it's just right," said Mike Runsvold, head baker at Le Cafe de Paris/Gaston's.

Runsvold, who has worked with artisan breads for 10 years, has watched with interest and excitement as more and more Boiseans develop an appreciation for breads made with local and pure ingredients. The micro-trend inside of a larger local food movement has had a ripple effect that is bringing artisan breads to many great restaurants, supporting local farms and refining palates.

Want to know more? Check out Annual Manual Wednesday.