in Paris Sweepstakes Offered to Bay Area
you know what's been around the Bay Area longer than the Golden Gate
Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and Coit Tower? The answer is
world-famous Colombo and Parisian sourdough French breads, both
baked fresh daily in San Francisco and Oakland since the mid-1800s.
In order to draw attention to the "French" connection,
Colombo and Parisian bakeries are offering Bay Area residents a
"Springtime in Paris" sweepstakes. The grand prize is a
trip for two to Paris, France, which includes very comfortable
business-class travel on Air France, a fabulous five-night stay at
the new, plush, 4-star Hotel Walrdorf Trocadero, plus $1,000 in cash
to spend any way you like.
great prizes include $5,200 in free groceries ($100 a week for a
year, good at your favorite, participating market) and free bread
for a year (coupons good for a free loaf of Parisian or Colombo
bread every week for a year).
Tangy, golden brown sourdough
French bread is San Francisco's culinary landmark. This unique bread
originated during Northern California's Gold Rush days when French
immigrants combined their hearth bread-baking skills with a natural
wild yeast starter that came to be known as the "mother
dough." This is a naturally-fermenting base, used in place of
Bakery was established in 1856 by one of the enterprising French
bakers. He experimented with variations of this uniquely-American
sour starter and developed a sourdough French bread loaf that
captured the romance and spirit of San Francisco.
Each loaf of Parisian sourdough
bread still requires almost 24 hours of carefully-supervised
production time. Once a portion of the "mother dough" is
mixed with flour, water, and salt, the bread dough is allowed to
rest, or proof, for up to 17 hours.
1984, the San Francisco French Bread Company was formed as the
parent company to the San Francisco Bay Area's finest and oldest
sourdough French bread bakeries. It combined the original Parisian
family operation, along with two other quality brands--Colombo,
established in 1896, and Toscana, established a year earlier in
There's nothing to buy to enter
the "Springtime in Paris" sweepstakes. Just pick up an
entry form in your market where Parisian and Colombo breads are sold
and mail it in as soon as possible. The sweepstakes, which is open
only to legal residents of California, ends May 1, 2003. For
additional information, visit www.sourdoughbread.com.