Host Note: Split from another post by Franci 03 Jan 2014
I also wanted to ask for very long time. Likely it's a language issue but when I read of chewy bread, I have an hard time understanding why it has a positive connotation. In Italy if you call a bread chewy is considered gummy, not a good bread. I do in fact find most American breads too chewy and I came to associate this particular aspect with a bread made with very high gluten. Is just a matter of language or of preference in bread characteristics?
King Arthur bread is pretty good, I've always liked it.