Flour Power ; Foodies Everywhere Are Mourning the Death of Lionel Poilane, the French Baker with an Artisan's Touch and a Brain for Big Business. by Charging Almost Pounds 10 for a Loaf, He Took Bread to a New Level of Sophistication. but Behind the Legendary Sour-Dough Loaf Is a Tale of Family Intrigue and Celebrity Obsession. JOHN LICHFIELD Reports
Nov 05, 2002; By the end, Lionel Poilane did not look much like a baker. With his collar-length hair and quizzical, handsome face, he...