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Pierre Herme

Pierre Herme

December 10th, 2010  | Category: Travel


What can I say about Pierre Herme that hasn't already been said? Picasso of Pastry (Vogue), Kitchen Emperor (New York Times), The King of Modern Patisserie (The Guardian)... What else can you add to that list? He's simply the greatest French pastry chef alive. I have seen (and salivated over) many photos of his creations over the years, so I was a huge fan before I even set ...

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Sadaharu Aoki, Paris

Sadaharu Aoki, Paris

December 08th, 2010  | Category: Travel


Perfectly balanced layers of joconde, buttercream and ganache, dusted with matcha powder to resemble grass and painted with thin streaks of matcha glaze to look like bamboo stalks. The slice of cake on the left is called "Bamboo" and it is from the most inspiring patisserie I've visited in Paris: Sadaharu Aoki. At Sadaharu Aoki, located just a few blocks away from Jardin du Luxembourg (the largest public ...

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Paris Continued

Paris Continued

December 06th, 2010  | Category: Restaurants, Travel


I never would have thought one day I'd visit Paris, come back and tell you about a place that serves chocolate mousse in plastic cups. But I really am going to. And please don't leave. Hear me out first. Here's how it happened: Paris/Day 2/Noon/Hotel Room - We are dropping off morning's treasures and about to head out. Friend: "I am so hungry. Let's grab a quick bite ...

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Chez Dumonet, Paris

Chez Dumonet, Paris

November 25th, 2010  | Category: Travel


I must be the laziest food blogger ever. It has been almost a year since I visited Paris and there's still so much I haven't told you. Sure, A l'Etoile d'Or alone is worth visiting Paris, but we can't live on just caramels and chocolate, right? OK, maybe I can, but I'm assuming most of you wouldn't want to. Plus, I feel like I won't ...

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Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt & Saveur Awards

Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt & Saveur Awards

March 09th, 2010  | Category: Travel


Chanel skis with a matching outfit, vintage bird cages, dressers from the Renaissance period or a mint copy of Le Journal de Mickey published in the late 30's... Some of many extraordinary items that can be found at Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt - the world's largest antiques market. We initially planned for a 5-day trip to Paris, but at the end of day two, it was ...

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