If your idea of food nirvana involves having fresh-baked bread delivered to your doorstep monthly, then keep reading.
Seasonal might be the most overused word in the food world at the moment. But just when you’re ready to stick it in the freezer, along comes a freshly baked twist: seasonal bread. Acclaimed Cape Cod, Mass.-based baker Pain D’Avignon recently launched its Bread of the Month Club, featuring a monthly shipment designed to match seasonal weather and activities. For example, in the frosty grip of January, four rustic French boules will arrive with a recipe for accompanying soup. In honor of Valentine’s Day, the February dispatch features heart-shaped chocolate hazelnut bread. There’s Irish soda bread with currants in a nod to St. Patrick’s Day in March, multigrain rolls and breads referencing spring’s renewal in April, and artisan hot-dog buns in time for July cookouts. The flavors of Thanksgiving inspire this month’s cranberry-pecan pull-apart rolls, while December samples the raisin-studded Italian holiday bread, Panettone.
Subscriptions range from a full year down to three months; it’s also the ideal hostess gift that captures the season whenever it occurs.
$150 to $500, including shipping.