Parisian Carb Count…

April 17, 2009 at 2:03 am (bread, dessert, food, international, travel)

… so far

Baguettes: 2

Croissants: 3

Pain au chocolat: 2

Macarons: 7

Assorted other pastries: too many to count



This baguette is from Boulangerie Julien.  It’s the pain de tradition.  So amazing!  The crust is perfectly crispy and the inside is flavorful and chewy.  The worse “crispy” and “chewy” don’t really capture how amazing the textures are.  When you break into it, it sounds and feels like heaven.  And that’s even before you bite into it.



More on the macarons later. I’m off to take advantage of the beautiful spring day and explore and eat more.



  1. Christina said,

    I can’t wait to hear about the macarons. I love Lauderee’s macarons, but I’ve never had them direct from Paris. They sell them at Harrod’s in London. Let me know how they compare with Pierre Herme. Did you also try other baked goods at Pierre Herme? They are supposed to be yummy!

    Speaking of macarons, there is a new shop in Hayes Valley that has the most French style macarons that I’ve had in the Bay Area so far. They also mainly speak French in the shop so it’s pretty authentic.

    It seems like you’re having a great time in Paris and eating lots of yummy food. I wish I was there with you! 🙂

  2. babblingblueberry said,

    Didn’t try other baked goods at Pierre Herme. Maybe another time. They were mostly chocolate confections and I’m not a huge fan of those sorts of things.

    How do the Hayes Valley macarons compare to the Miette ones? My favorite all-time macaron flavor is the pink grapefruit at Miette.

  3. anhtuan said,

    Oooh those are great baked goods pictures. I want a baguette now in the worst way. Or maybe words way? ;o)

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