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  1. Lynne Berry Vallely
    September 6, 2021 @ 12:01 pm

    Gosh, ya’ll are so accommodating! “THROW me into the briar patch!” How self-sacrificing of you! Richard knows now that ya’ll are true friends who will storm any bakery in the name of good taste. SO PROUD OF YOU!

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    • lspalla
      September 6, 2021 @ 2:40 pm

      Yes, what we will do for friends!

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  2. Nancy Colin
    September 6, 2021 @ 12:28 pm

    They are simply works of art. Loved sampling along with you three.
    Nancy

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    • lspalla
      September 6, 2021 @ 2:39 pm

      Indeed!

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  3. Cindi
    September 6, 2021 @ 12:31 pm

    Reading both of your blogs has made my choice of an English muffin for breakfast look pathetic. Both of you presented your cases well, but I enjoyed your numerous photos of all the different pastry selections at the two shops. It has also made be yearn for a trip to sample them in person.

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    • lspalla
      September 6, 2021 @ 2:39 pm

      You guys have to come again!

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  4. Judy McPeak
    September 6, 2021 @ 12:37 pm

    What a fun post! Even more fun to do, I imagine! As I scrolled through the photos, I thought the Land and Monkeys croissant and pain au chocolat didn’t look the way I expect both to look. Something off looking about the outside layer. The opposite was true in the photos of the baguette and the raisin snail. In this case, it seems, like you can judge a book by its cover.

    It is a personal choice to be vegan and difficult to do in our world. It is getting a bit easier in some areas in the US, but it isn’t easy to do when traveling. I will forward this to a vegan friend (although I know she will want to find out about the corn syrup!).

    Thank you, Linda & Richard!

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    • lspalla
      September 6, 2021 @ 2:38 pm

      Merci!

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  5. Sharon Tyson
    September 6, 2021 @ 1:32 pm

    Must admit that all the pics made me remember were those wonderful French pastries and croissants that we had every morning at the “B & L Bistro (ha) before we started our adventure for that day. Ah….terrific memories!!!!!!!!

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    • lspalla
      September 6, 2021 @ 2:37 pm

      Wonderful memories for sure!

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  6. Judy Gattis
    September 6, 2021 @ 6:16 pm

    Enjoyed this epicurean adventure. Need recipes! Are you familiar with two French bakeries in town? One at Bridge Street and newest on Meridian.

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    • lspalla
      September 7, 2021 @ 3:05 am

      Yes, I’ve gotten macarons from the one at Bridgestreet and the other one was just opening up when we left, but Jim Bilbro has told me about it.

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