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Making dough

I’ve been holidaying in Provence this month. It has been fantastic, albeit not cheap. The single boulangerie in the village is rammed everyday, masked customers forming a sweaty queue down the street for their baguettes and croissants, which locals tell me are marked up in price for the hordes of rich Parisians who pile down south every summer.

“Come back in September and that pain chocolat is 20 cents cheaper, and there’s no queue,” one local confides.

It’s kind of similar to the situati...

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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