A valentine to Charlotte and Coco Jobard!
On Thursday morning Charlotte lets me tag along to Little India in the 10th. They are celebrating Valentines with pizazz.
Bangles of mad colors
Match the exotic greens at Cash and Carry 11-15 rue Cail 75010
A small store front reveals a huge emporium of endless goodies.
Always on the lookout for new cooking tools, Charlotte tests a spice grinder. I'm feeling lost, like I've fallen down the rabbit hole upside down.
Still I manage to walk out with a haul of 2 pounds of Australian almonds, 1 pound of preserved ginger from Thailand, star aniseed (which Charlotte says is good to throw in Chicken bone broth - her recipe is up here), turmeric powder.
I see a man hacking open fresh coconuts for two Indian women and rush off to fetch one. I misread the price thinking each is 3,80. The two woman come over to tell me the coconuts are just 1,50 for THREE. Still I only get one hacked in half. How will I ever get through one coconut in a week?
By now we're starving and traipse down the opposite end of rue Cail to Krishna Bhavan, given the seal of approval by Patricia Wells.
Why does one always order more than you can possible eat in Indian restaurants?
By the time we leave every seat is taken and others are waiting in line.
The same afternoon I'm off to 37, rue des Martyrs to meet Coco at the new boutique, Mesdemoiselles Madeleines
Just madeleines. Minis, classic all with French girls names.
Wearing little hats full of crème.
In 4 flavors - framboise, citron, chocolat, caramel au beurre sale.
We dissect a caramel madeleine.
Steve is the owner of this new shop.
Afterwards Coco takes Bear for a coffee.
Bear falls instantly in love with a rue des Martyrs polar bear.
Happy Valentines Charlotte, Coco and all PBers!
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