The Patisseries of Paris

Posted on March 23, 2013. Filed under: Food Made Simple, Paris, Travel | Tags: , , |

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Have you ever seen such pretty and temporary things?  Why is it so difficult to find anything similar in the U.S.?  The pastry shops of Paris make you feel like you are eyeing beautiful little sculptures, exquisitely handcrafted, just today!  They taste as good as they look too.  This is quite a feat.  I am dismayed at the garbage sold in U.S. groceries that passes for pastry.  Can you even find anything that isn’t loaded with chemicals, hydrogenated oil, and pure ugliness to boot?  Just last week I was in a little local diner known for their good pies.  I assumed they were all handcrafted on site, but off-handedly I asked, “The pies are all made right here, right?”  Well, can you guess the answer I received?  “Yes, but the crust we buy from somewhere else.”  What do you think that crust was loaded with when I asked for ingredients?  Oh, just forget it, I’ll make my own.  I am feeling hopeless for my fellow countrymen today and needing a Paris fix soon, I think.

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