Salut à tous! Hi everyone! I would like to share about one of my favorite places to go to when I was a little girl growing up in France: la boulangerie/pâtisserie! Aka, the bakery. Boulangeries in Paris are as common as delis in Nyc, and you can find one at many street corners all over the city and country. In France, the term pâtisserie is a legally controlled title that may only be used by bakeries that employ a licensed maître pâtissier (a Master Baker). Yes, a baker is an official career there! Bread is usually baked fresh every morning in many french bakeries.
Baking bread and pastries are an art form in France, so much so that a baker is also called an "Artisan"(craftsman). Here are a few delicious baked goods you may find there: Baguettes (you probably know that one), croissants (that one also I'm sure!), pains au chocolat (chocolate croissants), chaussons aux pommes (apple turnovers which is my personal favorite!), brioches (sweet buns), gâteaux et tartes (cakes and pies), Eclairs (means "lightening"), macarons (macaroons), mille-feuilles (thousand sheets) etc. So would you like to taste for yourself the truth of these statements? There are a few nice French bakeries in Nyc and the tristate area, you can find their location by doing a google search. In my opinion, one of the best is located in East Elmhurst Queens, named Cannelle Patisserie. Not only are the prices very reasonable, but the pastries are "ma-gni-fiques!" What's YOUR favorite?
Landy J. s.
I was born in France and raised in Paris, and now live in the US. I love to write and share with others. This blog is about French culture and beyond, and will include many interesting and cool things I want to share with my readers...enjoy!