I really miss L'Artizan Boulangerie when I was still in Manila. The bread has so much flavor in it. It may be expensive but it's well worth your money. When I visited Manila last year, there are more bread shops that has opened and it's hard to choose which one to try first. I would like to make breads again when good ingredients are available, but for now I'll leave that to the experts.
When you have a good tasting bread with a good texture, the least you can do is to keep it simple. The first time we bought it, the only thing I did is to toast the bread, slice it in half, smear it with butter, and sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper. J asked for seconds.
Yesterday morning, I have tomatoes that are still green and green tomatoes with salt and pepper actually tastes good. I toasted the bread with a bit of extra virgin olive oil and placed the sliced tomatoes on top and season it with salt and pepper and it was wonderful. I think the baby is also happy.
Sometimes, the best things in life are just to keep things simple.