A man is standing in a modern kitchen with shiny, white tiles, doing vocal warmups. He has his arms in the air and gazes up at the ceiling, and he turns to one side and back the other way, clearly testing the acoustics. Then he starts talking about bread, his French accent unmistakable. He picks up a recipe, says something about an algorithm, and starts baking. Sébastien Boudet is a bread expert and baker from France, now based in Sweden, and together with Ankarsrum he has developed ‘the bread of the world’. With its roots in a 1937 redesign of a bulky professional-use baking machine, Ankarsrum Assistent Original has grown to become a solid favourite amongst food enthusiasts and hobby bakers throughout Sweden and its neighbouring countries.