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At $14 for a loaf, surely this is peak sourdough

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Autumn’s bounty was displayed on the farmers' market stalls in the late April sunshine: red onions as big as baseballs, pumpkins as big as really big pumpkins, bags of jalapeños and tiny black chilli peppers. At the till – an old biscuit tin beside a set of digital scales – a young woman was agonising over some mental arithmetic while her stallholder boss looked on, just restraining an eye roll.

Somewhere else in Melbourne a family was probably toasting slices of supermarket Wonder White...Credit:Simon McCarthy

When she spoke, her French accent and tentative English – “Nain dolleurs ferty?” – gave her away: another backpacker, fresh off the plane for a spot of WOOFing in the outer suburbs of........

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