September 17, 1997 |
Europane is a neighborhood bakery in Pasadena whose fresh fruit tarts and focaccia have created a fiercely loyal clientele. So when customers urged owner Sumi Chang to add chewy, European-style bread to her shelves, she sensed a business opportunity. "I know I could sell it. I get a lot of requests," says the nurse-turned-pastry chef, who has worked for the Four Seasons Hotel and with Nancy Silverton, whose La Brea Bakery introduced Angelenos to crusty, Old World bread a mere eight years ago.