Chocolate Brownies, no ….but macaroons yes!

We set out on a Dello Mano quest  to explore great pastry in Paris and wow did we find it at Pierre Herme.  For the brownie obsessed like us, there were no brownies as we know them (I say this with tongue in cheek) however, the amazing choice of pastry and chocolate was more than a little  distraction. Herme has stores in France, Japan and England. … Continue reading Chocolate Brownies, no ….but macaroons yes!

A Brownie is a Brownie ..what’s a Souffle?

I get a little annoyed when food terms are used loosely, particularly if that food is one that requires time, craftsmanship and skill. Today in our endeavours to eat all things chocolate, we were out at a cafe and ordered a chocolate souffle.  After a rather prolonged wait we were eventually served not a  chocolate souffle but rather a chocolate pudding! A chocolate pudding that was cold in the … Continue reading A Brownie is a Brownie ..what’s a Souffle?

Chocolate and Pastry Fit for a Queen ……and King

This Patisserie was a must see on the Dello Mano Paris & Chocolate Pilgrimage. Everything about the Stohrer emblem says royalty. The Storher name is in the centre of a Royal blue oval which is adorned atop with a regal crown and curving flourishes. Beneath the official mark  are the impressive facts that spruik  ( en Francais) How amazing is it that it has been … Continue reading Chocolate and Pastry Fit for a Queen ……and King

One more chocolate cake reason to visit Bvd. St. Germain 7th

If you are in the vicinity of the Musee D’Orsay you must pop by to this amazing artisan pastry store. Located in a beautiful angular  corner position  on the very grand Boulevard St. Germain in the 7th is Gosselin Phillipe. Gosselin are  Patissier/Boulagere par excellence. They are also listed as a Traiteur which in the local parlance can mean a few things such as  eating … Continue reading One more chocolate cake reason to visit Bvd. St. Germain 7th

Not Chocolate, Just bread…Period.

I’ve followed Poilane for years.They’re probably the most famous bakery in France. I’ve followed them not only in food journals and magazines but far and wide because of mentions in books like Seth Godin’s Purple Cow. Godin, makes note of the  differentiation achieved by Poilane amidst many other bakers and so I was keen to go along and see just how bread can be different … Continue reading Not Chocolate, Just bread…Period.