Briochine : a new cake design shop in Paris

Briochine spent several months in North America to get a certificate for cake designer before coming back to France. Willing to share her passion for artistic cakes and pastries, she opened a shop in Paris to make delicious cakes and teach cake design to both professionals and amateurs.


For Gastronomiz 1-year anniversary and the launch of the new mystery box ‘Les P’tits Gourmands’ dedicated to little cooks, some food bloggers and I were invited to take a workshop with her. Why a cake design class ? Is it only for children ?

Cake design is quite new in France – at least with the sugarpaste technique. But with Briochine telling us about Continue reading


Arnaud Larher – Pastry shop in Montmartre

The chocolate & pastry shop in Montmartre is a pure paradise for gourmet. After seeing a  colorful variety of pastries on the display window, you will enjoy a counter filled with macaroons and chocolates both originals and delicious.

Paris Kitchen_Arnaud Larher

Arnaud Larher was awarded the prestigious ‘Meilleur Ouvrier de France’ for pastries in 2007. Before that and since then, Continue reading

Boulangerie Mauvieux – Best ‘tradition’ baguette in Paris

Une baguette s’il vous plait!

French 'tradition' baguette

The baguette is an important part of French food and culture. It is only made from wheat flour, water, yeast, and common salt. It looks pretty simple but requires know-how and a good oven. This long stick of bread is usually eaten for breakfast with butter and jam and also a side dish for the main meal.

Developed in Paris in the 20’s, there are two different stories about Continue reading

Parisian Macaroons: Pierre Hermé & Ladurée

What would be a trip to Paris without tasting macaroon?

Pierre Hermé and Ladurée are the two most famous macaroons houses in Paris. Although some other places are highly recommended to get some of the preciousness (Hugo & Victor, Carette, …), the two dinosaurs that are Pierre Hermé and Ladurée are a must stop.

During your stay, you should definitely have a hot chocolate and one big macaroon at Ladurée 16 Royale, 16, rue Royale – 75008 Paris. This tea salon created in 1862 is the first bakery opened by Louis Ernest Ladurée. You will enjoy the decoration in original wood paneling and painted ceiling.

You might also stop at Pierre Hermé, 72 rue Bonaparte 75006 Paris – my favorite. Be cautious, you could fall madly in love with the new collection “Les Jardins”.

Did you pick your favorite ?


Want to try to do it yourself ?

Lemon & Raspberry recipe

Traditional Macaroons from Nancy