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, ...