Food - Drink
Miche Is The Rustic Bread Large Enough To Feed The Whole Family
Mass-produced bread is the default for many Americans, but artisan loaves like brioche and focaccia have become more popular, especially now that home-baking bread is a classic quarantine pastime. As for breads that are still lesser-known, but deserve some love, the French bread called miche stands out as a glance into the country's history.
In the olden days of France, bread was baked using a village’s communal oven, meaning families had to take turns and make the most out of their chance to use the oven. Miche is made of filling, nutritious whole grain and typically weighs between two and four pounds, so it could feed a whole family until their turn with the oven came once again.
With a robust crust and a denser texture than a baguette, miche is mild and nutty in taste with a slight tang from the sourdough starter used to make it. You won't regret baking or buying such a large loaf, since it's great for sandwiches, dipping in stew, slathering with butter and jam, or even turned into croutons if it goes stale before you can finish it.