Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Paris Desserts Map

Coming up with an idea for the PARIS MAP is always a bit of a struggle.
Then I remembered there are 11-12 DISTINCTIVE DESSERTS born in Paris. Et  voila! Please try to taste every one of them next visit PBers.
The closest Paris desserts I could 'research' nearby under Lockdown were the golden financier and a bag of chouqettes at BOULANGER DE LA TOUR.
Adorable Carla Lalli Music of fun, relaxed BON APPETIT TEST KITCHEN makes Pierre HermΓ©'s puff pastry.
Its the base of so many classic Parisian pastries: cream puffs, Saint HonorΔ™, eclairs, religieuse and the chouquette. Recipe HERE
We can all thank CATHERINE DE MEDICI for bringing her own pastry chefs (Popolino created chou pastry) to France when she married Henri II in 1600.
And another hug to queen Marie for bringing MACARONS into existence, later refined by chef Pierre Desfontaine in 1862. 
Pretend you're in Paris with this short, sweet video.
It inspired me to imagine I was walking in to get some pistache and rose macarons.
My very 1st Paris map was for Jill Colonna's book, Teatime in Paris. Jill is baking easy almond tuiles on YOUTUBE this week. I never for one minute imagined I'd be doing monthly maps back then. Ha.
Yesterday was 
the 1st un-locked day in Paris. It started out blustery with 19 mph winds. Bear 🐻 did not want to venture outside. At all. Fortunately we gathered up our courage, masked up and were thrilled to find our favorite copy shop openπŸ™πŸ» HoorayπŸ‘πŸ‘The Paris Breakfast shop is open and cookin'. "Hand me the envelopes" Please πŸ’ŒπŸ’ŒπŸ’Œ Stay safe dear PBers ❤️

20 comments:

  1. Bonelle6:34 AM

    That is perfection...and your penmanship (is that word still used?), is lovely. Brava❣️

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  2. Super sweet aquarelles and The LadurΓ©e Dream video to go w/ your aquarelles..perfect.Enjoy being out of lockdown..let's hope all these gradual things work.

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    1. Yes fingers crossed that the French behave themselves 🀞🏼🀞🏼🀞🏼

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  3. Dorrance9:03 AM

    Oh my goodness! Eleven to twelve exceptional desserts born in Paris?!

    No wonder the city is so beloved!

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  4. What a great idea! Eat your way through Paris map! Kind of like my eat your way through an amusement park (I don't like riding the rides).

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    1. I'm the same way! Give me the popcorn and candy cotton and forget the loop-de-loop.

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  5. I love that map but it will make me hungry every time I look at it. Be careful out there & take unlockdown slowly - we need you & Bear to stay safe & healthy.

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    1. Oh I'm going at it very slowly. Lockdown is my usual state anyway?
      The pools and museums dont open till June anyway. I'm not tearing to get out there though I did hit my fav stationary store yesterday.

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  6. Carol, your monthly map is absolutely stunning - and I’m so proud that you painted that scrumptious map to show off the recipes in teatime. I think the best part of Teatime in Paris was going to your apartment in Ile Sainte Louis and making financiers from the book together with Bear. Best time ever! Thanks so much for the link up to the video! Please look after yourself.

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  7. It looks good enough to eat! And so, too, do the lovely end paper maps in Jill's book. I'm sure the research was excruciating and I admire that you were able to buck up and take it on with good grace! Well done!

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  8. Allie in NYC1:39 PM

    Your best pastries in my opinion. Love the patisserie too.

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  9. Sally V2:27 PM

    Carol, That Laduree green is so perfect

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    1. Thanks Sally
      Its a trickie green. I dont always 'get' it right 🎨

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  10. Lara L2:43 PM

    Although we can’t be in Paris at the moment eating these scrumptious desserts, i fortunately have Jill Colonna’s wonderful book, Tea Time in Paris. I’m off to the kitchen to whip up the next-best-thing: a treat from Jill’s book. Your posts are always inspiring. And thanks for the link to puff pastry.

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  11. KATHLEEN H11:08 AM

    PLEASE SEND ME THAT CREAM PUFF ASAP!!

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  12. Shelton11:10 AM

    Beautiful as usual.
    Catherine was wed to Henri II
    Marie(also de Medici and thus confusing) was 2nd wife of Henri IV
    Great book: The Serpent and the Moon. About Catherine and Diane de Poitiers

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    1. Oupla I will change it toute suite
      So many de Medicis...cant keep them straight

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  13. I LOVED this PB and loved all the videos!! Superb!

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  14. So glad you’re out and about as lockdown eases...and your copy shop is open...whoo-hoo!
    I envision you writing addresses on envelopes in your atelier with your pigeons looking on..

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    1. I envision me writting addresseson envelopes πŸ’ŒπŸ’ŒπŸ’ŒπŸ’Œ too...
      Must get over to writing desk! MUST MUSTπŸ‘πŸ»

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