SAS Baker!

Parachutist Baker!
Wandering the streets of Paris, I strolled down the 
Boulevard Hausmann. The sun was shining and the skies 
were blue when a Boulangerie (bakery) caught my eye. 
The sign proclaimed, “Sculpteur en Pain Rene Saint Ouen” 
(Pain means ‘bread’ in French). I went in and met the jolly 
Patron, Rene who was having his Dejeneur (lunch). 
He promptly invited me to try some of his bread and 
have a glass of wine. When Rene learned that I was a 
parachutist, he confided that he was in the daredevil Regiment 
Etranger Parachutise in 1950. From fighting the communist 
Vietminh guerillas in the humid junglesof Vietnam, Rene returned 
to open his homely Boulangerie in 1965.
Made with special flour from Chartres and olive oil from 
Provence, Rene’s bread crust is ultra-crunchy and 
well aerated inside, so it is soft and perfect for mopping up sauces. 
Je'adore his rabbit and elephnat shaped brioches with red cherries 
for eyes.
His piece de resistance is ‘La Tour Eiffel’ – a brioche in 
the shape of the Eiffel Tower! If you want to bring it 
home to decorate your dining room he will brush a layer 
of egg white on it to preserve it. His bread is so good 
President Jacques Chirac buys it daily.
Who Bakes Wins!
 Au Pain Bien Quit 
Boulangerie R G Saint-Quen
111 boulevard Hausmann
75008 Paris 
Tel: 01 42 650625

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