Pieces of Cake, original watercolor, 9" x 11"
Yesterday, when I mentioned painting dogs wasn't a piece of cake a strong urge came over me to paint a piece of cake...
You will not see so many white cakes in Paris. True I bought this creamy affair from Castelblangeois, thinking I'd paint it. Your standard American white cake with icing is hard to find in Paris. Whipped cream like this pile of creamy delight from Angelina is another matter. This will not deflate like your everyday Ready-Whip. Love these glorious whipped cream-filled Gerard Mulot creations.White eggs abound in Paris - a giant white chocolate Easter egg at Pierre Marcolini. The French are more prone to have an oeuf dur every morning. The Japanese know how to make a good white cake like this St. Honore at Mitsuwa Marketplace in New Jersey.The French can do no wrong when it comes to white porcelaine .Mariage Freres' white teacups are perfection as is their tea.This bebe blanche is la creme de la creme. Only the Italians run neck in neck with the French in the area of exquisite baby clothes.White cheese is another area of expertise the French have mastered. Fromage frais de campagne sounds so much better than our Cottage Cheese.
The French may make the best yogurts or yaourt on the planet, but Greeks might take umbrage with that...
Wall after wall of white yogurt are available in any French super marche. PBers ask me to reccommend a nice Paris bistro. My 'bistro' meal of choice is eaten a casa:
Yaourt + a Salade Compose
I eat too many researche pastries for your benefit hence I'm reduced to a cup of yogurt for dinner. Don't ask me where you can find a nice piece of white cake.