Tuesday, May 21, 2013

French Food Porn

People ask me why I don't include food in a post - French food; the patisseries, charcuteries, markets, meals and bistros. So here in random order are some culinary highlights of my Paris trip
 White asparagus - in season only three weeks a year - with poached eggs at Maison X
 A dessert to die for at Maison X - tiny poached white peaches, Brest chocolate, eclairs, some kind of chestnut creme.
Followed always by an expresso.
 A lonely macaroon.

Organic cola bottles (like gummi bears) in the local Bio (organic) shop

 More macaroons with a chocolate truffle on guard
 My friend's daughter after the circus sipping chocolat chaud.
 Pistachio creme apricot tart at a Left Bank patisserie
 Morrells and melons at the market
 More tarts at the Patisserie

Fresh mackerel at the market ( a maqueray is also slang for pimp)

 Salmon in gellée to go
 Paris Art cops who love Sushi - they always insist on meeting here.
 A menu on an 'ardoise' - slate, also slang for menu
 Organic baby food in Monoprix
 Pre-made ready to bake butter pastry dough in Monoprix
 A runny perfect Saint Félicien cheese.
 Designer eclairs in the Marais.
 The underground baking kitchen in the Marais - these chefs work 10 hours a day in this tiny vaulted cave.
 L'as du Felafel on rue de Rosiers...best in Paris
 Naughties (that's what it says)  of Cambrai
Flavored honey from the Sologne in Bon Marché

Cara - Tuesday

4 comments:

  1. I was on a diet, Cara, and you just RUINED IT!!

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  2. Sigh. It is a good thing Kubu doesn't visit Paris!

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  3. Kubu might like too, Stan. Jeffrey, I've got more pics and they involve BUTTER! Sorry I'll miss Yrsa's next Icelandic culinary treat at CrimeFest - so you all enjoy.

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