Oh la la! Paris was fabulous! The weather was extremely warm, “un été indien” or Indian summer, as the French call it. I was singing this song in my head most of the trip. (Well, I was humming a lot and singing the few lines I knew.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTLFfRofVcw Gotta love that Joe Dassin.
We walked constantly–except for when we were eating. And eat we did! Croissants for breakfast, of course; proper lunches alongside the Parisians midday; apéritifs, then full-blown feasts for dinner.
Years ago, I spent my time checking out all the clothes shops and grands magasins. Now I find myself popping into patisseries and traiteurs. I was inspired.
I love the poached eggs in aspic that you find in all the traiteurs and will be learning to make my own. (Do they sound good to you? The eggs are poached, wrapped with something like smoked salmon or ham then covered in aspic and chilled. They’re eaten cold. Delicious sounding or gross?)
That’s it for now. I’ll post again soon and tell you about where and what we ate!