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Latvian Master Baker

November 17, 2004

Latvian rye bread

I’m living with Latvians again. This time Emils has brought wife/girlfriend Simone and its cosy as can be. They brought me some highly crafted rye bread from Riga. Normally the loaves are 50cm across, this loaf being a cute mini export version.


The bakery claims to be the ‘only bakery in Latvia to have restored the ancestral Latvian national traditions…’ I’m going to assume that’s a Latvian to English translation glitch on the label.

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  1. well, is it any good?

    Comment by kristi — November 18, 2004 @ 18:44

  2. it’s sweet and rich and tastes like a cross between dessert and something German and nutritious. there is supposed to be a version with carrots in it and one with fruit and the latvians have made me really curious.

    Comment by debra — November 18, 2004 @ 21:22

  3. Sounds nice, but I like my ryebread the Finnish way: not sweet.

    Comment by MA — November 20, 2004 @ 20:13

  4. do you know how to make it the Finnish way too, or just how to buy it the Finnish way?

    Comment by debra — November 22, 2004 @ 16:13

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