The Laborious Craft of Traditional Bread-Making

By Google Arts & Culture

Pan (2021-02-05/2021-02-05) by Juan Pablo LanciottiGustar

An ancient craft

A European tradition, the bakery in Argentina has a significant Italian and Spanish heritage.

Pan (2021-02-05/2021-02-05) by Juan Pablo LanciottiGustar

Bread-making is a primarily nocturnal occupation. Bakers work while the city sleeps so that they can start selling their goods very early in the morning.

Pan (2021-02-05/2021-02-05) by Juan Pablo LanciottiGustar

Pan (2021-02-05/2021-02-05) by Juan Pablo LanciottiGustar

The most common types of bread are the 'mignon' and 'Felipe.' These breads are typically short, with a crispy crust and a soft crumb.

Pan (2021-02-05/2021-02-05) by Juan Pablo LanciottiGustar

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Traditional ovens

Many bakeries still use firewood for an enhanced flavor.

Panadería (2021-02-05/2021-02-05) by Juan Pablo LanciottiGustar

Pastry-making is a different specialty. Small and sweet, 'facturas' are the most popular pastries in Argentina.

Panadería (2021-02-05/2021-02-05) by Edgardo ReinaGustar

Artisan flavors by the pound.

Made with puff pastry, 'empastes,' using animal or vegetable fat... All these baked delicacies are a popular accompaniment to maté. 

Pan (2021-02-05/2021-02-05) by Juan Pablo LanciottiGustar

Dear Bread

No daily meal in the entire country is complete without it: even when it's just an accompaniment, the aroma of freshly baked bread is omnipresent. 

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