Apartment neighborhood, Food

Pierre Hermé: Paris’ divine pastries

Adding to the list of wonderful things a hop, skip, and jump from our apartment is the second Pierrew Hermé, located at 185 rue de Vaugirard. ... The front of his pastry shop on rue Bonaparte looks like a jewelry store, the inside like a casket of very precious highly talked about edible jewels.

... While I'm sure Suzy Orman would never "waste" the extra centimes to upgrade to the level of these chocolate specialties, serious chocolate lovers and patisserie dévotés will want to make the trip.


French Toast: A Salute to Our Favorite Parisian Things for Bastille Day – a blog posting from

This short article in is a mixture of the definitions of five pastries (good for anyone afraid to point at what they are slobbering over) and then a mixture of five other things to love: Markets, Bakeries, La Duree, and something called "Bagels and Brownies." ... The posting is worth it to just get a quick reminder of beautiful and tasty pastries on every street corner, just a few thousand miles away. ... An iconic-looking pastry, the Religieuse is apparently named for its resemblance to a nun's habit, although we're not sure if there is any further religious association with its invention.