French bread versus Italian bread!
Here’s a quick break down for you.
- Is long and thin with rounded ends (think baguette).
- Has a hard, crunchy crust with a soft inside.
- Is a little bit more sweet and less chewy than Italian.
- Is baked in an electrical convention oven.
- Is served with soup or another starter course to a meal.
- Tends to be roundish in shape, and thicker than French.
- Can even be flat (think focaccia).
- Also has a hard crust, but not as hard as French.
- Is more savory, with a hint of a smoky flavor.
- Is baked in a flat stone oven, like pizza.
- Is served along the main course to a meal, particularly with pasta.
Interestingly, “French bread pizza” is better served with Italian bread.