Carolina Garcia is hardly the first person to become obsessed with France's bread. Unlike some others that ended up baguette-less back in the U.S., however, she decided she couldn't live without it.
She turned that obsession into a business, and now she's turning out French baguettes, pain de Campagne, and other kinds of French breads and pastries from an Arlington kitchen, and delivering them to her neighbors' doorsteps. She's the brains behind LeoNora Bakery — "the bread lady," to her customers — and she took NewsChannel 8's Whitney Bright along on some of her deliveries last week.
If you're not the type to see delicious baked goods without wanting them, you're in luck. Boccato Gelato and Whole Foods in Clarendon are both now carrying of Garcia's baked goods. Boccato has some of LeoNora's breads and madeleines, and Whole Foods has just signed on to carry the madeleines as well. Or you could always place your own order, and have it delivered right to your door.