09/06/2012 09:53 am ET Updated Oct 30, 2012

America's Best Bread Bakeries

By Anna Watson Carl, Food & Wine

There has never been a better time to eat bread in this country. The new generation of bakers is combining artisanal traditions like wild-yeast starters, long fermentation and wood-burning ovens with a locavore ethos that emphasizes ingredients like grains, nuts and seeds found close to home. Here, Food & Wine names America's Best Bread Bakeries.

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Best Bread Bakeries