Day to Day Paris

Every morning, I go out to buy bread.  Sometimes bread and pastries (croissants, pain au chocolat, chausson). There are a couple of new bakeries in the neighborhood, two just within a half block on different sides of the apartment, so I hit a different one every morning and sometimes, evening too. The first day, I went to an old standby, a little bit far away, Le Pain Quotidien, for their baguette a l’ancienne. The second day, we tried two different baguettes (a multigrain and a regular) from Aux Desirs de Manon, a new bakery across the street from the apartment. Sometimes, I come home with quiche (from another new bakery three doors away, La Baguette Magique) and tartes (pear and pistachio) and cake (Sacher). I also go to the green grocer and grocery store almost every day.

Two days ago, we went to La Grand Epicerie de Paris, a gourmet food store that is part of Le Bon Marche department store (two metro lines but only 20 minutes away).  We got some cheeses (the fromagier in our neighborhood are not very friendly and does not carry a great selection), as well as packaged specialty foods to form the basis of a few meals. Today, we went to Le Palais des Thes (about a 15 minute walk in the neighborhood) to stock up on some teas.

It is 10:30pm, and the light is finally fading.  We’ve finished a dinner of soup, cheese, salad, bread, and dessert, and are getting back to work on our projects.  Where do I go for bread tomorrow?


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