The only time I ever get up willingly before 4 a.m. is for an early morning flight, but on Friday, there was another reason why I was out the door in the middle of the night. It’s because I was going behind the scenes at a local French bakery and shooting footage for a YouTube video. Bread is a huge part of French culture and I wanted to see all the hard work that goes into making it. So that’s exactly what I did. Be sure to check out my video and subscribe!
The two early morning bakers let me in the back door and I saw right away just how much work they do each morning. Everything smelled wonderful and I was eager to start filming.
At the end of the morning, I had a ton of footage to go through and here’s the final video. I’ll let it speak for itself.
Thanks to my husband Tom for help with the subtitles and captioning!
Let me know what you think and show the guys some love over in the YouTube comments. They were great sports about letting me shadow them.
Here are a few photos I took after of the finished products.
Thanks for watching, and if you liked it, will you share? A ton of time went into the planning, filming, and editing and I’d love for it to gain a little traction on YouTube.
UPDATE: This video went viral on YouTube and I talk about what I learned from it here.
Taste of France says
What a great idea to show the behind the scenes of a bakery! This is wonderful!
Appreciate that. Thanks so much for watching!! Hope you might be able to share w/your audience. Would mean a lot!
Niculina Mc Clanahan says
Good job, Diane! This is a really good video, showing the whole action in that very well assorted bakery. The bakers were quite young, but they seem very skilled and knowing what they were doing. Do you know what they do with the leftovers at the end of each day? Thank you for the great effort to put this video together!
P Christmas says
You had me at French bakery. Thank you for this.
Fabulous! What a fascinating and entertaining peek inside the remarkable world of the Boulanger/Patissier. Merci beaucoup for rising so early and the work to transform your observations and interviews into this video!
Je viens de regarder votre video et c’etait super bien fait. Les commentaires , explications et photos etaient tres interessants. Merci d’une francaise habitant les USA depuis de longues annees qui vient de vous decouvrir recemment. Keep up with the good work and life in France.
Jo-Anne the crazy lady says
Now this was interesting, I would love to see another clip about how they make pastries
Great video! The complexity going on in the kitchen of the bakery in amazing. All those different items, every single day! I’ve taken the liberty of embedding your video in the latest post at my blog: http://useful-delicious.com/2018/11/20/cracking-the-resistance/ Merci!