Bread as trigger and symbol in the French revolution

Posted: October 11, 2018

In the years leading up to the French Revolution France was wracked by bread shortages. Anger grew, as many suspected the king and the aristocracy of deliberately hoarding grain to weaken the masses, to retain control. That is why, when they stormed the Bastille the…

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The wonderful power of consistency

Posted: September 26, 2018

If someone says they are a “coffee person” it’s easy to find yourself doing a bit of a mental eye roll these days – especially in Melbourne, where coffee “experts” are as thick on the ground as red wine experts in Adelaide, or style experts…

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Laurent’s premium tea from Ceylon Blends

Posted: September 7, 2018

At Laurent, the quality of our tea is every bit as important to us as the quality of our coffee, so here is some information on where ours comes from and why we have selected it. Our search for our own premium tea While we…

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Our tips on baking traditional sourdough bread

Posted: August 1, 2018

You must use stone ground high quality whole flour By whole flour, we mean flour that retains every part of the grain and all its nutrition. By “stone ground” we mean just that. That it is milled slow and cool between two stones just like…

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