There are bakeries that emphasize crust, and there are bakeries that emphasize crumb. I'm a crumb man myself, so that's why I love Silver Moon Bakery. Not that its loaves don't have a nice crisp crust; they just aren't wrapped in those hardened carapaces that tear apart the insides of your mouth when you chew.
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"Working with bread dough is like playing music...I could not go a day without bread." That's just how the head baker and owner of Silver Moon Bakery talks about the work she loves. Check out this video from our buddy Liza de Guia of Food Curated.
In honor of Serious Eats Bakery Week, we set out to answer a question that's been on our mind for ages: what's the best baguette in New York? Because for every good baguette, there are dozens of disappointments. Tough, mouth-hurting crusts or doughy, spongy insides. A dried-out crumb or a flavor that's too sweet or too sour or just plain bland. We're tired of suffering bad bread—and wanted to find you the best in the city.
[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] Our gadget and brunch contributor Nikki introduced me to the Pain au Lait ($6.50) at Silver Moon Bakery on the Upper West Side. It's sold by the ring loaf, a gorgeous golden sight—the top sprinkled...