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Baking Bites in Paris

Welcome to Paris!

I’m taking a bit of a break from regular work this week to spend some time in Paris! This means that I’m going to try to throw in a few posts about Paris food – not reviews, just some commentary – here and there over the next couple of days. Don’t worry – the recipes will still run as scheduled, so you won’t miss out on any of the usual goodies. But you might be tempted to take a trip to Paris sometime in the near future if you like what you see!

I’ll be posting more travel updates on my Twitter if you’re interested in following up, and if you have any suggestions for your favorites in Paris, I’d love to hear them in the comments!

Lovely Baguette

Update: The trip was wonderful. You can read a roundup of all trip-related posts here. Hopefully they’ll help with planning future trips to Paris!

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  • Krissy
    May 21, 2009

    Brilliant! I love Paris… mmmm.

    I consider myself lucky to be living in Scotland and to be have a friend living in Paris. It’s possible to get cheap flights and to go over to enjoy some of the best food in the world. 😀

    Can’t wait to see your photos and here of your adventures!

    Krissy xx

  • Heidi
    May 21, 2009


    Have an awesome time! I loved my time in Paris, and all the wonderful food was amazing to experience. I think I spent over $100 at Pierre Herme’s shop, and kept the empty box as a souvenir!

  • Ciaochowlinda
    May 21, 2009

    i’m looking forward to see what you’ll be eating. if you get a chance, don’t miss “Le mariage freres” – a wonderful cafe with delectable desserts and other light fare. There are a few locations, but go to the one in the Marais. There’s a sister shop across from the cafe that sells hundreds of teas.

  • Jess
    May 21, 2009

    Robert et Louise in the 3rd!
    64, rue Vieille-du-Temple
    metro rambuteau is close, but metro hotel de ville is pretty close too! 🙂

  • Marilyn
    May 21, 2009

    OMG – that bread looks so good! Have the French perfected gluten-free baking? If they have, get recipes please! Have a wonderful trip.

  • Pat
    May 21, 2009

    Wow!! I have been reading your blog for so long and trying many of the wonderful recipes. And now you will be in Paris – my adopted city!! Have a great time!

  • Kara
    May 21, 2009

    So jealous of your trip. Please have some fun and delicious pastries and other French food for the rest of us stuck back Stateside.

  • herschel
    May 21, 2009

    have a wonderful, safe time!

  • CakeSpy
    May 21, 2009

    Mon dieu! Have so much fun. I am jealous! Have a divorcee (delicious pastry) for me!

  • sprite
    May 21, 2009

    We were there in the fall. Make sure you go to Luxembourg Garden — sailing boats and a puppet show was our favorite day in France. Also, I recommend hitting the Arnaud Delmontel bakery. He has two locations. (We went to the one at 39 rue des Martyrs.) His pastries are divine. And apparently he makes good bread, too.

  • Patricia from Paris
    May 21, 2009

    Hello Nicole, Bonjour!
    You are very welcome in France as every American willing coming up there for the taste of the French Cuisine and Paris entertainment.
    I am French and lived abroad in US for a while until I leave again France I cook a lot of my American favorites and picked up some of your ideas. An American dish with French market is still something surprisingly delicious. Well you might be very caught up visiting and eating may you need any recomandations? I’ll be up to answer you, it’s a pleasure to have an American cook, and a She in Paris as you so feel free to contact. Have fun fun fun!

  • RN Degree Programs
    May 21, 2009

    Great Place,
    Great Food
    What’s not to like right?

  • Collette
    May 21, 2009

    Give me that baguette. NOW.

    Have a great time! 😉

  • annette klausen
    May 22, 2009

    hello Nicole,

    I would recommend to visit rose bakery, 46 rue des martyrs, 75009, tel. 0142 82 12 80. They serve simple, fresh and natural dishes (incl. tarts, cakes, biscuits, cookies and puddings) for breakfast, lunch and tea. The chef is rose carrarini.

  • Bill
    May 22, 2009

    Bonjour, my roomate is in Paris right now. I plan to go in a few months I cannot wait.

  • Ande
    May 22, 2009

    I just returned from Paris myself! I recommend a picnic lunch in Luxembourg Gardens followed by a pot of guanaja hot chocolate from Christian Constant. Of course, you must hit up Pierre Herme for macarons (I conducted a taste test between Laduree and Pierre Herme and the latter was the winner)! Also, Cuisine de Bar, next door to Poilane for amazing tartines using Poilane’s miche. Fantastique! Had a great lunch at Comptoir du Relais as well – if you arrive at noon when they open, you can get in without a resy. Bon Voyage!

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