Category Archives: Boulangerie

Galette des Rois (King’s Cake)

Just when you think New Year festivities are at an end, La Fête des Rois starts on the Epiphany holiday, which falls on the first Sunday in January.  This is a great holiday, where bakeries in France and throughout Paris make a round almond pastry cake that families buy to share, and celebrate a holiday where […]
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Christmas Markets in Paris

Nothing exudes the spirit and festiveness of Christmas more than the traditional Christmas markets in Paris. Sip hot spiced wine while shopping for artisan cheeses, giant-sized ginger bread cookies, sausages, wines and other winter season specialties.  Each market has its own character, but it very much feels like being in Strasbourg, or the really charming […]
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Paris Generosity and the French Paradox

How is it possible that the French can live off of over 500 cheeses, rich foie gras, silky sauces, and the best desserts, yet stay remarkably thin, live longer (and happier), than Americans.   Or that the French generally frown on wealth, at least not to discuss or flaunt it, yet support haute couture of the most expensive […]
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Rue Cler — Antique Show and More (Gourmet)

Searching for silver, fine china, goblets of Baccarat, antique necklaces, old framed art pieces and other fine brocante pieces?  The next fabulous antique and brocante show will be on Rue Cler in the upper-crust 7th Arrondissement of Paris, on May 12and 13th.  Nearly 100 antique and brocante vendors will be lined up near the Ecole Militaire […]
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Aux Merveilleux de Fred

If you love meringues even half as much as I do, you will not fail to fall in love with Aux Merveilleux de Fred. This boulangerie/pâtisserie is living proof that simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication. Domes of meringue are sandwiched together with whipped cream and covered with chocolate shavings or more crumbled meringue. […]
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Boulangerie Malineau

Just from looking in the window of this bakery, it is clear that their selection of sweet treats is out of this world. Located on the busy rue Vieille du Temple, you can be sure to round off a sunny afternoon in the Marais with a delightful pick-me-up. The range of patisserie items is astounding, […]
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