Sunday, September 2, 2007

Paris: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Part I

I love the fact that a luminous full moon is crushed by the sheer brilliance of your Tower Eiffel:
I am mad about your statues so elegantly posing around your great city:

I love your people, especially those who bring us delicacies like fois gras and canard confit from their wifes famous family recipe:

And your chocolate makers who delight us with their buttery caramels and dark chocolate confections, don't forget their contagious laughter and overwhelming love of life:

I love your farmers markets, in all their unassuming perfection:

Your tomatoes and courgettes:
Your monumental flying buttresses:

Your majestic rose windows:
And again, your pastries. May the pope bless this Kayser man for creating the most mouthwatering concoctions, most certainly crafted with magical flour and butter, that have ever graced this earth. I didn't have time to snap a shot of the contents, they were so quickly gobbled up:

In sum, I am a forever fan. I will take a break from Paris posting to bring you news of our latest kitchen conquests, but the best is yet to come from our Parisian adventure.

Thanks for reading!


Anonymous said...

you never cease to amaze me with your beautiful photography and brillant writings. so, exactly where did you inherit these talents from???


nancy b

citylivingcountrygirl said...

my mom is pretty talented, i guess it runs in the family ;)

ParisBreakfasts said...

Especially loved the Denise Acabo.
I was too nervous to get a decent shot :(
Yours is SWELL!

citylivingcountrygirl said...

Thank you Paris Breakfasts!

I'm a bit of a nerd and I like to document everything. I would have posted the one with her and I together but the look of mortal fear in her eyes that I might actually eat the chunk of chocolaty goodness she was holding was too much!

I just found out I can get some of her chocolates shipped to NYC. Wanna share a few kilos with me?

Thank you for stopping by.

Emilie said...

OH! I am so jealous...I love Paris!

katiez said...

What gorgeous photos! You've captured Paris very nicely. When it your return trip? (everybody has one can visit Paris jsut once!)