Eating in Paris

Eating in Paris isn’t hard to do.
Paris

Leave your diet at home folks because the French love butter! As Julia Child said “With enough butter, anything is good.”

I struggled with the title on this post. I didn’t just “eat” in Paris… I stuffed my face in Paris! But I wasn’t sure how a post titled “Stuffing your Face in Paris” would be received. But seriously I stuffed my face in Paris…I think the only time I wasn’t eating was while we were walking between bakeries or while we were in the Musée de l’Orangerie (my favorite museum…we actually went twice and we were only in Paris for 2 days).

Paris

I had mapped out all the bakeries I wanted to go to on a map, and my mom and I spent a whole afternoon working the subway system to hit most of them. Now I realize most people aren’t as into bakery hopping as I am, but my advice on how to tackle food while traveling is to mark all the places you are remotely interested in on a google map. Then while you are site seeing and want to stop for food, you’ll know what you’re near.

Highlights: If you just want a couple of places to try, I would suggest getting to Berthillion for the best ice cream, either Hugo & Victor or Pierre Herme for the best macaron, and L’Auberge de la Reine Blanche for the best meal.  (more…)

Chocolate Babka

Chocolate Babka

Tender brioche bread swirled with chocolatey goodness.  Are you drooling? Because I am. Babka is a traditional Jewish bread that is usually filled with chocolate or cinnamon. I chose chocolate because why would you not choose chocolate? I happened upon...