Tag Archives: Boulangerie

Aux Merveilleux de Fred

If you love meringues even half as much as I do, you will not fail to fall in love with Aux Merveilleux de Fred. This boulangerie/pâtisserie is living proof that simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication. Domes of meringue are sandwiched together with whipped cream and covered with chocolate shavings or more crumbled meringue. […]
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When we first moved to Paris I was in awe of every boulangerie and patisserie. On Rue Saint-Dominque, a block from where we lived, there were two bakeries within 100 meters of each other, another a block away on Rue de Grenelle, another famed bakery another 200 meters away on Avenue Bosquet, and then yet another […]
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In 1789 when the French stormed Versailles, causing Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI to seek “haven” in the Tuileries, it is said that the rioters sought to return with the royal family’s “baker, the baker’s wife, and the apprentice” — such was the importance of bread to the ancien regime.  Indeed, the events that led up […]
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Gerard Mulot

My Parisian friend Sylvie recently asked me if I had been to Gerard Mulot to try the best croissants in Paris.  I sheepishly told her I didn’t know of Gerard Mulot, nor that it had the best croissants, but assured her (and myself) that I’d check it out. Turns out  I had been to Gerard […]
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