The pane pugliese at Kraftsmen is the ideal loaf -- it can be eaten alone, dipped in olive oil or made into the perfect panini. The large, round, rustic loaf with a thick, extra-crisp golden crust and airy, chewy interior originated in the Puglia region in Italy. These hand-formed, artisanal loaves are made daily from the best ingredients. Because they contain no preservatives, they have a shorter shelf life than your typical Wonder loaf -- which is not a problem, since with a loaf this tasty, it won't be around long.
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