Fresh daily. In 1988, our founder Nancy Silverton combined flour and water with organic grapes. These ancient ingredients and their wild yeasts were the beginning of our signature sourdough starter. From it we created our whole wheat and rye starters. These three starters are the foundation of virtually all of the breads we make. Although the elements are basic, producing our bread is not simple. As they are alive, our breads require a daily response to environmental changes and constant fine tuning of our bread making techniques. When you try our breads you will taste the quality and flavors that only this kind of passionate attention to detail can assure. French Baguette: With a thinner crust and soft texture, this baguette is reminiscent of the traditional breads of France. You can enjoy its buttery, faintly sweet flavor any time of day. The perfect companion to a cafe au lait or some savory smoked prosciutto.