Rick Easton first discovered the sublime pleasure of artisanal bread while traveling in Morocco and later learned that almost every European culture also understands what Omar Khayyám was on about when he wrote his famous poem.
If you’ve never quite grasped the meaning of The Rubáiyát, stop by Bread and Salt, Easton’s fine new bakery and discover for yourself the lyrical qualities to be had in a hand-crafted loaf of bread.
Easton, who opened his bakery at 330 Pearl Street in January, uses the finest ingredients to produce his breads. The result is a loaf that is both crusty and tender with just a hint of smoke.
A jug of wine and thou, indeed.
– c fryday