Why They Call It pain

Warning: A baguette may be dangerous to your health


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  • Mady
    December 18, 2008 10:59am

    Hee hee! pain de licorne

  • Susan
    December 18, 2008 11:05am

    Is that the one they call a sword (epee)?

  • Alisa
    December 18, 2008 11:20am

    You make me laugh. Daily. I just haven’t had the time to let you know that lately. Ahhhhh…..thank you.


  • December 18, 2008 11:34am

    Looks delicious, yet painful.

  • December 18, 2008 11:37am

    Well, that’s one way to maximize the quignon!

  • December 18, 2008 12:00pm

    looks like something i would do if i was bored.

  • December 18, 2008 12:06pm

    If you squint, it looks like a pencil.

  • December 18, 2008 12:09pm

    Dana: Now that’s not something that many men would be happy to hear!

  • December 18, 2008 12:12pm

    David, as long as ‘pain’ means bread, then, I’d be willing to risk it, even at my jeans’ protest.

  • Susan
    December 18, 2008 12:34pm

    er..good point.

  • Mary Beth
    December 18, 2008 12:56pm

    *snaps off pointy crunchy deliciousness and pops it into mouth* Oops, sorry. I couldn’t resist.

  • Jazzalto
    December 18, 2008 2:17pm

    I hate when this loaf comes out the end of the bag on the way home! Ridiculous!

  • December 18, 2008 3:19pm

    The BREAD is mightier than the sword!!!

    Dang!! That’s positively Medieval! No sudden moves…

    Were it the U.S., you would have to obtain a a permit to carry that weapon. And, the liability insurance would be through the roof!



    ~ Paula
    (of Ambrosia Quest)

  • December 18, 2008 3:20pm

    I can’t take it anymore, stop making me laugh. Okay, maybe a little bit more.
    Your mincemeat post was hilarious. Thanks David! I needed some comic relief this week.

  • Tags
    December 18, 2008 3:49pm

    I wonder how many angels could dance on the tip of that sucker.

    Couldn’t be too many.

  • Randy Goldberg
    December 18, 2008 4:41pm

    ROFL! It looks a little too… overdone to even be tasty.

  • TARA
    December 18, 2008 5:12pm

    Ha Ha!

    When I was in culinary school our culinary history instructor told us that in France a day old baguette was once legally considered a murder weapon… Now, that’s a “pain!”

  • December 18, 2008 6:54pm

    So are you going to share the name and address of your S&M boulangerie or what? ;)

  • December 18, 2008 8:27pm

    It’s the perfect crime!

  • Vivienne
    December 18, 2008 9:21pm

    I can barely type for the tears in my eyes! And then to realize there was only a one-word text!! Superbly insane and hilarious. Reminds me of a very nasty bird. Yikes!

  • Kathy
    December 19, 2008 12:02am

    Call Homeland Security!

  • Pat
    December 19, 2008 7:11am

    I will take this opportunity to thank you, in pointed fashion, for a lovely year of fabulous entertainment!

  • December 19, 2008 8:55am

    David, I feel your pain (no pun intended!).
    I have poked myself and hurt the inside of my mouth with those banettes more than a few times….but they’re so good!

  • December 19, 2008 9:19am

    david said : “outch”

    i’d say Cr-ou(n)tch :D

    I love those pointy ends of the fresh bread ♥ !

    i’m sure they’re made to sell more !

    See, you go to the baker’s shop, you machinally eat those crusty pointy ends on the road, bit by bit (crountch chrinch croc), and when you come back home you see that the 1 foot long bread you bought is only a sad 6inch long now. => You just go back to the baker’s and buy some again :D

  • December 19, 2008 9:33am

    Krysalia: Yes, they do make it a little too easy to consume those fresh baguettes, don’t they?

    I suppose one could view this as a warning to stay away—but it didn’t work!

  • En garde!
    Where is the reblochon?

  • Sarah
    December 19, 2008 6:24pm

    The poor unsuspecting butter….. ;-)

  • LB
    December 19, 2008 6:42pm

    This is why Indiana Jones avoids Paris.

  • December 19, 2008 8:26pm

    hilarious. thanks for sharing.

  • December 25, 2008 11:24am

    I would use the pointed part of the baguette as my pen and put it in ink and write “Happy New Year!” : 0)

  • Angela
    January 13, 2009 3:16pm

    I can attest to the accuracy of that statement. I actually cut my thumb wide open on a crusty piece of bread once in a restaurant and had blood gushing everywhere… The waitress had to run get me a band-aid.