Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Paris: Let Them Eat Cake! (& Bread!)

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We are here, in the beautiful city of light.

I am a pain to travel with because I have to stop in every boulangerie (bakery) on every block. I can't help myself. The window displays call me in.

Not only do I love to go inside the boulangeries & patisseries for what beauty awaits me inside, but I love the outside facades just as much.

The most important thing to Parisians, besides wine, is their daily bread.



A daily baguette from your very own boulangerie in your very own neighborhood, each one baked just a little differently (I still can't tell the difference, they all taste great to me).



There are the most gorgeous murals and antique hanging trade signs outside these establishments, along with Art Nouveau painted windows and beautiful gilded details. Each one is unique and filled with history.





More tomorrow from this beautiful city...........I am going to eat my bread with sweet French butter now.

16 comments:

Kim said...

What beautiful pictures. Looks just like I picture it! Enjoy your day in Paris and the fab bread : )

Anonymous said...

Good morning,
or Bon Jour...

Happy to hear from you and see the beauty - so much beauty... buildings and BREAD!!! Enjoy!
and mangia.
with love,
mil

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I'm with you - I love all those trade signs and beautiful facades of those shops - and that bread - oh wow - it doesn't get much better than that.

kat said...

Oh my I'm so jealous! I know when Matt & I finally get there we'll eat our way through Paris

Proud Italian Cook said...

Savor every bite in that beautiful city! I'm so glad you can blog from there, can't wait for more! Have fun!

Catherine said...

Ooooh, Stacey. We're all living vicariously through you. Live it up.

The Japanese Redneck said...

How awesome Stacey. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

Ramona

Pam said...

I am so VERY jealous of you right now. I hope you are having the best time and eating the most amazing and delicious foods. Can't wait to see more pictures of your trip.

LaDue & Crew said...

I am so jealous of your trip. And I want that bread!!

A Melbourne Girl said...

Don't you just love the taste of that French butter?! Divine on their glorious bread.

Love it!

Lesley

Angela said...

YUM! I love the chicken and roasted tomato sandwich from Eric Kayser!

SarahB said...

Wish we were with you guys! Al was just saying how we MUST have imported butter at our home at all times. it's just not the same here!

kayevs said...

Looks like a beautiful city. I would love to visit some day. And the bread...I could almost taste it :) Enjoy the trip!

Colloquial Cook said...

Wow, did you get your bread from Eric Kayser's?
Their pastries are really good. The guy is Alsatian (yes, I'm a monomaniac. Remember to go to Pierre Hermé's, Rue Bonaparte, and have a Plaisir Sucré (hazelnut and chocolate heaven)!
Off to packing.... Je t'embrasse!

Lori Lynn said...

YAY for you, can't wait to read the other posts.
LL

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