Paris is heaven for anyone with a sweet tooth, but you already knew that. We spent the last few weeks eating our way through the city, exploring new shops and revisiting old favorites. From the big names like Pierre Hermé and Ladurée to the smaller spots like Au Panetier, the classics like Stohrer and Poilâne, and the gorgeous, jewelry boutique-like shops of Jacques Genin and Sadaharu Aoki, we found many, many desserts to love. Here are ten essential Paris sweets for your next visit.
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Earlier this week Cakespy reported on her favorite savory meals in Paris, but let's be honest—she was there for the sweets. After visiting 35 bakeries in seven days in Paris, she rounds up a dozen—no wait, a baker's dozen—of her favorites, from macarons to eclairs to tartelette aux fraises, and more.
Single bean chocolate varieties are replacing blends, and the result is fascinating. These dark chocolates from the French chocolate company Pralus are a perfect example.
To me, ice cream and the sea go together like peanut butter and jelly. So it was no surprise to me that I found the best ice cream in France's sparkling seaside city of Nice. The vibrant, generous girl...
Photo composite by Clay Gordon In my last post, I wrote some first impressions of the World Pastry Team Championship, a biannual competition that challenges teams of top pastry chefs from around the world to create an astonishing amount...