I relished a fabulous, sturdy polenta bread recently, crafted by The Baker and the Cakemaker, Inc., an artisan bread bakery located in Auburn. It had a satisfyingly chewy, textural crust and a delicious, wonderfully dense interior. I paired the butter-slathered, rustic bread with a chunky, vegetable-packed minestrone soup—a scrumptious and crowd-pleasing winter feast. The Baker and the Cakemaker produces an exciting array of handcrafted breads, from a nubbly Campagne (French sourdough) and Ciabatta to more exotic flavors such as pumpkin seed and a fragrant Meyer lemon-rosemary.
For information about the bakery and where you can find its beautiful products, visit its website.