April 26, 2005

ANOTHER BLOW TO FRENCH SELF-ESTEEM:

PARIS — The United States’ bread-baking skills were crowned superior to those of France and the rest of the world the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie, the World Cup of Baking, held in Paris, France.

The 2005 U.S. Bread Bakers Guild team was coached by Didier Rosada and included Jeffrey Yankellow, both of the San Francisco Baking Institute. They beat 11 other countries’ teams to win the competition, the Bread Bakers Guild of America reported today.

And even the metric system is growing less Francocentric.