Sunday, February 05, 2012

Good old stove


I'm full! I had lunch at Chez Paul, then had a pretty filling snack (galette) at 5 and could not resist a little choux à la crème at 8! Not very reasonable, I know... Anyway, all this because I wanted to show you this beautiful stove (probably wood fueled) that I found precisely at Chez Paul (a restaurant near Bastille, I already mentioned). They don't use it any more, but I've found it's a nice change from today's boring stoves! Have a great Sunday, stay warm - unless you're in Australia or New Zealand, or anywhere in the Southern hemisphere!

14 comments:

  1. That is so cool! Love the fancy ironwork legs sitting on the green glass.

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  2. I've never seen anything like it. Merci for sharing.

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  3. It was the last comment that made me laugh. Even a fully fed Frenchman cannot forget the rugby, even the friendliest Parisian.

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  4. Too bad they don't use it anymore. My aunt has a stove that looks like that and she still uses it!

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  5. Oh this is really beautiful and what a nice thing to keep in the restaurant.
    I have heard a lot og good recommendations of Chez Paul and now I really have to go there to see this stove.

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  6. It is a shame it is not used anymore.
    I cooked our entire Sunday meal today on our woodstove : roast lamb shoulder, rice w/shallots, pimentoes with/parsley/garlic, peas and vegetable soup to begin with. Even baked a vanilla cake.
    I never used to believe that food cooked on a woodstove was absolutely devine. Now I know! .

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  7. Haha! YOU keep cosy Eric, you're right, we are warm enough out here in the land of Oz!!

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  8. I just read it snowed in Paris and coated the Eiffel Tower. Perfect day to stay inside warm and cozy by the stove.

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  9. Love it!! I can just see my Grammy cooking there...she had two old stoves in her kitchen...one used coal or wood and she refused to give it up...

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  10. It is beautiful. Someone knew that form and function are just as important as beauty when they made that! I am not good on a wood stove, but I can imagine using it if it were converted. What a conversation piece in the kitchen!

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  11. What a fabulous stove! My great-grandmother had a big old coal stove—not as beautiful as this one, but the food that came out of it was the best!

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  12. I love old stoves. I have a 1940s gas Wedgewood that I use daily. This incredible creature is the most beautiful one I've seen. Thank for the photo!
    I stood outside Chez Paul about 5 years ago, without a reservation. We had to leave so I never got to eat there. :(

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  13. Oh Eric.. who knew you had a sweet tooth! :-)

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  14. I would love that beautiful stove in my kitchen and get it working again! Probably an antique La Cornue - will check it next time I am in Chez Paul.

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