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Flour in the South End

December 6, 2011

I’ve been reading praise of Joanne Chang and her Flour Bakery in The Improper Bostonian for a few years now. Thanks to living in Boston this year, I finally got the chance to taste the goods that have started a mini-empire. I might not remember the names of everything accurately, but oh my, was it all very delicious.

Item #1: Homemade Raspberry Seltzer

Light, crisp, a delicate sweetness (not cloying at all), an elusive hint of crushed berry, a beautiful rosé of a soda

Item #2: Lime cornmeal cookie

Crumbly with the strong scent of citrus and a sharply sweet and sour lime icing glaze

Item #3: Roast Beef

Tender medium-rare roast beef, soft yet substantial bread that smelled amazing, crispy fried onions, spread of horseradish that was a bit on the wet side – wouldn’t have held up well overnight, I don’t think. This did not stop me from smelling the bread in between bites and appreciating it’s textural beauty.

Item #4: Roasted lamb

Same amazing bread, well-seasoned and juicy lamb, generous smattering of goat cheese paired oh so well with an assertive tomato chutney on a lovely bed of crisp greens, everything needed to be with everything else for the taste symphony. Tasted just as good if not even better the next morning after a night of flavors melding.

^I love this sandwich.

Next time: the grilled sandwiches, which I cannot get in halves to maximize different tastes 😦

All it takes is one visit to become a Flour Fanatic

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  1. Brother Lagos permalink
    December 8, 2011 4:31 am

    “Same amazing bread, well-seasoned and juicy lamb, generous smattering of goat cheese paired oh so well with an assertive tomato chutney on a lovely bed of crisp greens, everything needed to be with everything else for the taste symphony. Tasted just as good if not even better the next morning after a night of flavors melding.”

    So if I had to have one last meal with no pesky religious or ethical concerns in the way, I would eat this, hands down. GOOD GOD.

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