29 Aug Kitchen Gadgets Paris Style
Today’s Guest Post by frequent contributor, Margo Waite is all about kitchen gadgets Paris style and the culinary arts in Paris.
Priscilla charmed readers with her post on Ô Chateau, and it reminded me that there is a lot going on in that neighborhood. Nearby at 18-20 rue Coquilliere is E. Dehillerin, purveyor of all things a professional chef could want, and more. From the most beautiful heavyweight copper pans to commercial knives to a bright green plastic vegetable peeler, this store caters to professionals. But the staff is perfectly happy to wait on anyone, even someone buying that peeler for a few euros. The place is a jumble; I can remember entering this chefs’ mecca for the first time years ago and being dazed at the vast array of goods, seemingly haphazardly arranged. The stairs to the basement where the gigantic pots and pans reside are worth braving. And if your purchases are too heavy to fly home with, they most accommodatingly ship. The front page of their website www.e-dehillerin.fr will give you a good sense of their range of stock.
Nearby at 48-52, rue Montmartre is another shop catering to cooks and those who enjoy setting a gorgeous table. A. Simon is a little more approachable and a little less hectic. It’s a perfect place to shop for wedding gifts, or a gift for you more than likely. I find it difficult to leave A. Simon without buying something–perhaps a small dish for serving olives that will tuck into my baggage easily and make a great hostess present. Or will you succumb to a pretty and useful tray for keeping crumbs from your breakfast of almond croissant off the sheets?
Margo is a popular guest blogger for Weekend In Paris. Besides being a knowledgable Francophile, she is an Independent Publishing Professional based out of Newport, Rhode Island. She is an avid traveler, foodie and lover of all things French.