The white hose of flour. Paris, the 13th arrondissement, in front of a boulangerie and a tad too early for my daily bread. Still, if you are around early enough, you can watch the flour being pumped into the boulangeries. The white hose is funnelling flour from the truck straight into the boulangerie’s containers. Before long there will be baguettes, croissants, tartines and all the panoply of pastry I cannot even name. So much for an old fashion flour delivery.