Artisan Bakery Mediterra Bakes Fantastic Bread, and We'll Tell You Where to Get It

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Courtesy of Mediterra Bakehouse
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Mediterra currently bakes about 20 different breads -- many of them lead-heavy, all of them gorgeous -- including rosemary-olive loaf, San Francisco sourdough, ciabatta, chile-cheddar, Jewish rye, sesame semolina, Parmesan-peppercorn, Paesano, rustic Italian, Pascha bread (a festive Greek bread) and Mt. Athos Fire Bread (their flagship), a rustic country bread made with organic, germ-restored wheat flour prepared by a seventh-generation miller in North Carolina.

You can eat Mediterra bread at Cowboy Ciao, FnB, Kelly's at Southbridge and The House, as well as at resorts such as the Arizona Biltmore, Four Seasons, Marriott Desert Ridge, Ritz Carlton, Renaissance, The Buttes and the Westin downtown. Or you can buy Mediterra Bread at Bodega, Oil and Olives and Queen Creek Olive Mill, as well as these farmers markets: Scottsdale, North Central, Phoenix Public, Gilbert and Mesa.

Prices range between $3-$4 for a baguette, going as high as $9 for something like the cranberry-pecan loaf. But before you die of sticker shock, let me just add: the cranberry-pecan loaf contains way more cranberries and pecans than flour. It's a dense, chewy, wondrous thing, so heavy it could also serve as a weapon (i.e., Colonel Mustard, in the library, with a Mediterra cranberry-pecan loaf). It's worth every penny.

If you're going to the farmers market, don't dawdle. Mediterra often sells out well before the day is through.

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Location Info

Cowboy Ciao Wine Bar & Grill

7133 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Kelly's at South Bridge

7117 E. 6th Ave., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

The House

6936 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Gilbert Farmer's Market

222 N. Ash Drive, Gilbert, AZ

Category: General

Old Town Farmers' Market

City of Scottsdale parking lot, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

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