The apartment we rented through Airbnb was a tiny studio, but it had everything we needed, including a kitchen! We didn’t cook anything there but we brought food in to make light breakfasts and dinners. There are boulangeries and patisseries every where, as well as boucheries which sell cooked and prepared meats as well as your typical butcher meats.
I will share with you first a video of our apartment including the kitchen. Then I’ll show you some pictures of the food we bought in our neighborhood to eat in our apartment. Our typical breakfasts were baguette or pastry with coffee and milk or fresh fruit and goats milk yogurt. Dinners were combinations of baguettes, sliced prosciutto type meats, terrines of meat and pâtés, mini quiche Lorraine, cheese, fresh vegetables and wine.
A delicious medium strong blue cheese
Fresh goat cheese coated is charcoal or ash. The purpose of the ash is to neutralize the pH and prevent mold formation. It also makes the little rounds of cheese look pretty!
Here’s a typical cheese shop.
Sandwiches made with baguettes are popular in the bakeries
These chickens and other small birds roasting over potatoes are popular in Paris and Provence
A popular pastry made of a baked croissant that has been sliced open and layered with cream, almond paste and sometimes also chocolate. It is shaped and sprinkled with powdered sugar and almonds
Of course there’s the baguette
And these eclairs!
Such a pretty package too!
Coffee and chocolate glaze and filling!
We stopped at one of the Amorino shops known for their gelato. I bought this macaroon filled with gelato and decorated with a fancy chocolate!
I’ll add more pics of mini quiche Lorraine and terrines of cold meats when we return to Paris mid May.
And of course wine is available in the grocery stores, wine shops and butcher shops!