The Weeknd before last, the huge annual professional trade show, Europain Intersuc 2016 (Le Salon Mondial de la Boulangerie, Patisserie, Glacerie, Chocolaterie) took place out at Villepinte Exposition Parc
It was like being back at Maison Objetheld in the same big multi-plex convention center
All my eyes see were shapes
Colors (popsicles here).
When am I going to get a hand blender much less an industrial mixer?
Want to tie your scarf the 'French' way? Here's how to tie a French bow for that chocolate box. Next best thing.
Of all the senses, your nose is overwhelmed with rich aromas of baking bread. Inhale!
Competitions and demos are taking place fore and aft. Where to plant yourself? I ran all over as usual.
The bread! You have never seen such air holes. Magnifique! Ah the smell of it.
Eat your heart out
Where can I find these crusty, brown grainy breads?
Taste your way through this wall of bread. They were here in 2014. Still amazing.
There's chocolate too. Europain is International. US chocolate companies showed up like Guittard.
More inhaling. Mesmerizing chocolate candy coating machines.
Chocolates of every shape and flavor.
There's ice cream too but by the time I got there in the afternoon the servers were wandering the show, so no tastes. Bonjour tristesse.
Could I paint boulangerie windows in Paris? I painted department store Xmas windows back in grade school. Next transformation please.
Hi I'm Carol Gillott,
My Mom taught me watercolors at 5 and I'm still at it. Now I live by the Seine on l'Ile Saint-Louis. Do consider subscribing to my Paris letters and maps on Etsy and enjoy a taste of Paris in your mailbox every month to savor with a hot chocolate and croissant. I paint Paris dreams.