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Feb 6, 2014 05:57 PM

Wood-fired bread, pizza, anything

We usually think there's something extra about anything cooked in a woodburning oven. I made note of smeagol's suggestion of Le four a bois at Reims, where we probably won't go this next trip.

How would we find boulangeries, restaurants, or pizza places that use woodburning ovens as we go around France?

Is there a website? Does Michelin have a dark brown guidebook? Is there a pagesbrunes?

We have two old standbys for part of our trip, but we need some advice on ways of finding wood-based cooking when we go to new territory.

Suggestions of specific places are welcome, no matter where they are. Our upcoming trip is to Normandy, the Mayenne, the Sarthe, and maybe the Loire, but we'd be glad to have your suggestions for any area. There's always next time. Thank you.

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  1. "Pain cuit au bois" or "au feu de bois" is usually mentioned on the front of the store (why go through so much trouble if you don't advertise it, right?).

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    1. re: Ptipois

      For restaurants, you can also google "grillade au feu de bois" + the name of the town or d├ępartement you're visiting. And separate searches for pizza au feu de bois and boulanger or pain au feu de bois.

      Don't try to kill the bread, pizza, and restaurant birds with one stone...separate searches are easier in the long run. And the same for geography/ locality.

      1. re: Parnassien

        Thank you both. I'm getting hits using the search terms on google and pages jaunes.