Corsican bread and pastries worthy of a stop

by Tom Fiorina on August 16, 2013

Boulangerie Leonetti in Petreto-Bicchisano

Boulangerie F.A. Ettori in Petreto-Bicchisano

August 15th, la fête de l’Assomption, marks the high point of the summer holiday in France. Maybe it’s because the spring and early summer were so rainy and cold here, accented by frequent hail storms (to the determent of vineyards throughout the country), that people have embraced this holiday with particularly do-nothingness zeal in 2013. Or maybe it’s just my personal lack-of-motivation that has seen weeks zipping by without any updates to this blog. I promise to do better this fall, hoping to finally launch a new project that will make use of my communication skills and oenology studies. Until then, here are some photos of our favorite bakery in Corsica, the Boulangerie F.A. Ettori in Petreto-Bicchisano.

Besides its excellent bread, the bakery has traditional Corsican delicacies, including canistrelli and chestnut-flour cookies and cakes. And it’s conveniently located just outside of Ajaccio, making it the perfect location to stock up before boarding the ferry boat to return to mainland France.

A counter from another era.

A counter from another era.

Bread from another era.

Bread from another era.

Customers from another land.

Customers from another land.

Stop if you see this sign.

Stop if you see this sign.

 

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