I’ve read about this English sensation for ages. They’ve been around by 2006, when friends Victoria Jossel and Romy Lewis began selling cupcakes from their homes. A smash hit, they moved to a Primrose Hill commercial kitchen, and after a … Continue reading
Baking by the Seine
The talented Melanie from Feed Your Awesome Machine invited me to attend a recipe tasting session, so this past Monday I happily metro-ed over to the Quai de l’Hôtel-de-Ville to La Cuisine Paris, ready to whip up some delicious goodies.
The amazing Mardi Michels from the blog eat. live. travel. write. led the recipe testing. We made madeleines with milk and dark chocolate, as well as langue de chat. I had a such a good time baking with Louise from Australia and Melanie – go Team Milk Chocolate! We got to take home the goodies afterward, which made the experience all the sweeter.
Thank you to Melanie, Mardi, and co-owner of the beautiful La Cuisine Paris, Jane Bertch for the lovely afternoon!
Hello, darlings! Here are a few snapshots taken over the past few months in one of my favorite arrondissements in Paris, the sixth. xx PatriciaParisienne La Vie en Fruits – 116 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris Patrick Roger – 108 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris … Continue reading
Wow. That’s all I could think as I was biting into the millefeuille dessert at Jacques Genin. “Wow” is also the word I said after I had my first sip of their incredible hot chocolate. Jacques Genin is a chocolate … Continue reading
Happy Valentine’s Day!
I hope your Thursday is full of love and happiness. For me, Valentine’s Day has always been a day where I indulge in sweets, flowers, chocolate, and letting my friends and family know how much I care about them. I love that there is a day of the year devoted to love!
For those that are still looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift from Paris, here are a few suggestions. (FYI, these presents are not exclusively Valentine’s Day cadeaux. I assure you that they will be welcomed with open arms and big smiles year-round!)
1. Pierre Hermé macarons
1a. Because I love macarons so much and their gift boxes, Ladurée macarons
2. Veuve Clicquot champagne
3. Patrick Roger chocolates
4. Hermès scarf
6. Diptyque candles
7. Heurtault umbrella
8. A beautiful Varda flower arrangement
9. Angelina hot chocolate
10 . Mariage Frères tea (Pleine Lune is my favorite!)
“On prend un café?”
My answer to this is always “oui!” I am always up for coffee. What makes a little caffeine even better is if it’s accompanied by something sweet.
My favorite dessert, apart from the moelleux or mi-cuit au chocolat, is the café gourmand.
A café gourmand is a “culinary concept aiming at proposing an espresso and a bunch of mignardises at the same time, served on the same plate.”
If you can’t decide which dessert to pick, pas de souci (no problem). Just order this winner; you can have your cake and eat it, too!