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Best Bread in Boulder

monopod | Jul 11, 2012 09:02 AM

The lemon-rosemary boules at Cured in Boulder are, hands down, the best bread available here. (Or at least, the best rustic-style, crusty bread.) The lemon and rosemary are subtle and don't overwhelm the gentle wheat flavor and crackling toast of the crust; I think they're only sprinkled on top, not baked into the loaf itself. These loaves are also absolutely gorgeous. I think it's $7, but the loaf is huge (probably twice the size of a normal boule) and it's well worth the price.

This website has a picture of the bread (scroll down past the pics of coffee and meats, which are also amazing):

DO NOT be fooled by the imitation available at Whole Foods - it's far inferior, oversalted and greasy with a strong lemon oil flavor (as opposed to the subtle hint of lemon in the real thing). I can only assume that WF bakery heard about Cured's bread and tried to replicate it, because it can't possibly be by the same baker. Plus, the WF version is $6 and about 1/4 the size of the Cured loaf.

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