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Paris Flea Markets – Puces de Vanves

Paris Flea Markets – Puces de Vanves

February 24th, 2010  | Category: Travel


After visiting Denise Acabo's shop in Paris, I became a whole other person. For instance, I started using a different kind of currency: Caramels! Let me explain further with an example: "Bonjour Monsieur, how much is this beautiful iron tray?" "60 Euros." "Mon Dieu! That's like 60 caramels." Sure it was beautiful. It even had a hypnotizing effect if you stared for too long, but still... What would ...

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Best Gift Ever

Best Gift Ever

February 11th, 2010  | Category: Food, Photo Blog


Best gift I have ever received. EVER. Would you like to take a peek inside?

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Caramel Beurre Sale Sandwich Cookies

Caramel Beurre Sale Sandwich Cookies

January 07th, 2010  | Category: Chocolate, Cookies


The only downside - and I assure you, there is only one downside - of buying a jar of Henri Le Roux's famous caramel spread "Le Caramelier" is the fast-approaching expiration date. The jar I brought back from Denise Acabo's shop A l'Etoile d'Or had an expiration date of 19/12/09 written on it, which meant that I only had two weeks to finish it. And believe me, that's ...

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A l’Etoile d’Or and Denise Acabo

A l’Etoile d’Or and Denise Acabo

December 23rd, 2009  | Category: Travel


On my second day in Paris, I met David Lebovitz at the Blanche metro station right across The Moulin Rouge and visited the best candy shop in Paris: A l'Etoile d'Or. If you're an avid reader of food blogs, you've probably already heard about A l'Etoile d'Or and it's owner, Denise Acabo. Is there anyone else in the world like her? With her cute schoolgirl uniform (complete with ...

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