Muffoletta bread discovered in Los Angeles
First posted 3 July 2003 at 1840 GMT
Last updated 14 July 2003 at 1840 GMT
By Joe O'Connell,
LOS ANGELES, California, USA — Muffoletta lovers in Los Angeles have discovered
a local baker who sells the authentic muffoletta bread. A small bakery
called Thee's Continental Bakery, in the Farmers Market at 3rd and
Fairfax, sells a 7" muffoletta.
Thee’s developed the muffoletta bread for its next-door neighbor, The
Gumbo Pot. Thee’s bread attains the authentic appearance, taste
and texture of the New Orleans original, though it has a diameter of
only 7”. As a result, the bread and the sandwich made with it is
only half as large as the original.
Remember high school geometry: the area of a
circle equals pi times the radius squared. Thus, the area of a 7”
muffoletta is only half that of a 10” loaf.
Thee’s muffoletta bread should be ordered at least a day in advance.
Customers should order several extra loaves, which can be frozen in
air-tight freezer bags and kept in perfect condition for several weeks.
Joe O'Connell is senior research specialist for Muffoletta Ltd.,
the official resource for information about the authentic muffoletta.
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