A short history of 'real' bread in Japan

Food & Drink Dec 4, 2015

A short history of 'real' bread in Japan

by Kaori Shoji

For most of modern history, the Japanese failed to understand the point of the baguette — known locally as furansu pan (French bread) — and shunned the globally coveted Gallic specialty, thinking it was hard and tasteless. Carried by almost every bakery in Tokyo, ...

Rituel par Christophe Vasseur

Food & Drink | NEW IN TOWN Oct 1, 2015

Rituel par Christophe Vasseur

The lowdown: Artisan baker Chrisophe Vasseur’s first French pastry cafe in Japan. Why we’re excited: Those buttery, crumbly croissants that virtually disintegrate as you start aiming for your mouth. Giant whirls filled with pistachio paste and chocolate chips, egg tartlets and pastries with fresh mango… ...