Mouton Cadet Rosé

April 20, 2016 | By Heidi Ellison | Food Shops, Shopping

A Safe Bet for Rosé Season In France, in the days before organic, natural and biodynamic wines became all the rage, if you brought a bottle of Mouton Cadet Bordeaux to a dinner party, the host or hostess was sure … Read More

Ara Bean-to-Bar Chocolate

March 23, 2016 | By Heidi Ellison | Food Shops, Shopping

Organic Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Bean-to-bar chocolate makers are control freaks who want to make their goodies from cocoa beans they roast and grind themselves instead of buying bulk chocolate from a wholesale supplier. While bean-to-bar is all the rage in the … Read More

Le Furet Tanrade

February 17, 2016 | By Heidi Ellison | Food Shops, Shopping

Advantageously Known for Gorgeous Goodies I long ago gave up buying éclairs in Parisian bakeries – always the same choices, chocolate or coffee, with unconvincing pâte à choux that often veers too close to cardboard. Then L’Eclair de Génie, one … Read More

Cook Indian

April 14, 2014 | By Claudia Barbieri | Food Shops, Shopping

Curry in a kit Dasary Shreevalli, a Paris-based international marketing consultant from Bangalore, recently launched a range of simple Indian cooking kits, under the “Cook Indian” label, to introduce the flavors of the subcontinent to novice chefs. Each kit contains … Read More

My Crazy Pop

April 2, 2014 | By Heidi Ellison | Food Shops, Shopping

Popcorn’s Lettres de niblesses The craze for all things American in Paris is spreading. After improving on hot dogs and even hamburgers, the French have now done the same for – believe it or not – popcorn. An inferior version … Read More

Sardines & Chocolate

June 15, 2010 | By Richard Hesse | Food Shops, Shopping

One of the most interesting bits of Paris is the stretch of Rue de Belleville between the Pyrenées and Jourdain Métro stations, which was my stamping ground for a while. It’s young and has a vibe and plenty of good … Read More

La Pâtisserie des Rêves

May 11, 2010 | By Paris Update | Food Shops, Shopping

The other day I decided to have a totally decadent experience and replace lunch with dessert. I’d been reading about the famous Philippe Conticini’s cake shop called the Pâtisserie des Rêves and thought it was time to have my dreams … Read More

Marché Saint Quentin

May 6, 2008 | By Paris Update | Food Shops, Shopping

To Market, to Market, to London The market café’s coffee can’t be worse than the abysmal brews served at the Eurostar terminal. Food shopping in Paris can be a dispiriting affair when a crowded schedule means you don’t always have … Read More