Before the birth of this cozy new Northeast bakery, devotees of Bavarian-trained baker Edgar Loesch’s dark, dense whole grain, European-style breads and rich, unusual pastries (Nutella croissant, anyone?) were forced to brave the oft-unpredictable elements in order to procure a farmers market fix. Now, your Bavarian croissant, apple pancakes, pretzel roll-wrapped frankfurter, spinach squash panade, and clove-scented lebkuchen cookie can be savored in warm waterproof digs, with a Ristretto Roasters cappuccino. Now that’s progress.
This Farmers Market favorite's hearty
beer bread has long been one of my favorite picnic food stuffs, but my latest addiction is the pretzel rolls. Soft, slightly chewy and perfectly salty, they are so very good with homemade soup or sliced and stuffed with an assertive mustard and Sweetheart ham from Olympic Provisions.