Sunday, August 29, 2010

What's cookin'?


What's cooking? Well, probably croissants and baguettes, pains au chocolat and pastries... as I spotted these guys - probably on a break - just outside the Boulangers-patissiers (bakers) chamber which happens to be on L'île Saint Louis since 1845, one of the best locations in Paris. As you can guess, among other things, it's a training facility, so that is probably what these people were doing: getting trained. I wonder what they do with the leftovers !

27 comments:

  1. Oh, the things I've learned from you, Eric. Next time I'm in Paris, I'll head here—just in case what they do with the leftovers is . . . give them away! (Great photo, btw, and I wonder what the woman second from the right is talking about.)

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  2. Oh! I am going to have chocolate croissant for breakfast. Then wash it down with coffee and juices. Happy Sunday, everyone!

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  3. Nice framing between the trees. Good contrast of texture and color between the lifeless stone and white-linen-wearing, living apprentices.

    Alexa, I’m thinking the woman is discussing the size of her boyfriend’s, um, wallet. Could be bigger, huh? Or maybe she is going on about his, um, wallet before and after he has spent. “He had this much before, and then...pfft.”

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  4. Oh...I love this photo!! You know I love these "slice of life" photos and this is perfect!!! Merci M. Tenin!!

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  5. Wonderful photo! Funny I am watching Julie and Julia while typing this. Meryl Steep is at the cooking in Paris.

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  6. Wonderful photo! We see similar scenes in Pasadena--not along the banks of the Seine, of course--but there's a branch of the Le Cordon Bleu school here (lucky us!) and we sometimes see the student chefs on their breaks in town, wearing their white jackets proudly.

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  7. Oh, how I love that one!

    I bet they are smoking a cigarette during a pause ;o)

    "I wonder what they do with the leftovers !", you ask.
    Well, a friend of mine recently got trained making croissants and pains au chocolat and various delights of the kind. She would take her production home and give it to her friends.
    (unfortunately, I was not around, sob)

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  8. lol nice spot! We have a British saying 'too many cooks spoil the broth' - wonder if they were discussing that?

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  9. Hmm it makes me fancy croissants and fresh bread for my breakfast right now and warm talkings and attentions. I just woke up! A table!
    This is indeed a great tribute. And they certainly deserve to be on a break as cooking requires concentration and gift of yourself...

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  10. ...ahhh...this picture brings back memories....it reminds me when I was being trained to be a denturist and we would stand like that in front of the college in between classes in our white coats:))

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  11. How Sweet--Literally! Oh, for a croissant from Paris this morning. That sounds absolutely lovely. To go to school to learn how to make them - priceless!

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  12. It's my birthday...I'll take one of each.

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  13. What a great shot this is taken is such a special place!

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  14. Nice capture of a pause in a busy day.

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  15. L'île Saint Louis was my favorite part of Paris... so quiet & peaceful... and the architecture was so lovely. I wonder if it's possible to find a hotel or apartment to rent for a week that is affordable there.....

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  16. Love it, Eric, merci for making my Sunday morning that much more delightful!


    Enjoy,
    Christine Hueber

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  17. I think I know where it is!
    for me Ile St.Louis is a special place, I mostly associate it with superb icecreams from Berthillion! :)

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  18. Adelle4Paris -- At airbnb.com, there's a very pretty little studio apartment right on the main street of the ile for $124 a night.

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  19. This is such a neat shot, Eric, the blacks and greys with a shot of white, all the textures of stone and bark and crisp uniforms. I can smell them as I type!

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  20. bon appétit! LOVE what your eyes see, Eric - je vais visiter l'Ile Saint Louis, la prochaine fois je serai à Paris... :) MERCI
    Kiki

    Shall now read all the 23 comments!

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  21. BRATTCAT; HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY.....
    On a Sunday - this is marvellous... :)
    I bring the croissants over to you!

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  23. i was there on a class tour this past summer, and they were so nice, came out and gave us all sorts of different bread..

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