Lionel Vatinet knows bread. 

By F&W Editors
Updated May 23, 2017

Lionel Vatinet knows bread. The owner of La Farm Bakery in Cary, North Carolina, and author of A Passion For Bread: Lessons From A Master Baker is known for his flaky French pastries and old-world approach to crafting the perfect loaf. His latest obsession: this dense Scandinavian rye bread inspired by his wife’s Norwegian roots. The bread, which is surprisingly less involved than its French cousins, uses a mix of healthy, whole grains and quality rye flour. Here, the master walks us through the process for this delicious and wholesome bread. Watch the video and then get the recipe in our step-by-step slideshow.