Thursday, February 10, 2005


While over in the 7th arrondissement today I headed to one of my favorite boulangerie's in Paris, Poujauran. It has many delicious things to offer, including their well-known and well-loved canelé cakes. However, my favorite item to order is the sable a l'orange et raisin -- these absolutely simple and delicious flat cookies. If you go to the store, sacs of these wonderful cookies are always located right next to register. If you are walking around rue Cler, you most definitely need to head over to this bakery.

My husband and daughter were both home sick today. Although my husband is on the mend, my daughter was complaining that her ear hurt. She had a number of ear infections before the age of two, but it's been a while since she's had one. I hope she doesn't have a new infection, but if it hurts in the morning, we'll head over to the doctor.

-- said Auntie M in Paris
9:54 PM



Auntie M,
Thanks for posting about your favorite bakery! Every time we visit Paris we stay on rue Cler. Hopefully we will be making it to Paris next summer and will definitely check out your suggestions!

# posted by Anonymous : 10:53 PM  

Miam miam! I'd better go to bed right away or else I'll end up in the kitchen for a midnight snack! I hope your husband and daughter are feeling better. Everyone in our household has a cold or a cough. I just realized that the apple juice I've been buying isn't fortified with Vitamin C, so I'll have to check the grocery store to see if they sell any with Vitamin C.

# posted by Oz : 11:49 PM  

Hope the sick ones are better by the time you read this. Hmmm maybe a little fresh baked goods will make them feel better. Do you like rue Cler? I remember a very good cheese stand (huge!) the street.
Terry in SF

# posted by Anonymous : 12:02 AM  

I always wanted to get to the Bloom program, but every year something came up.

I can't think of where rue Cler is. What metro?

# posted by RighteousBiche : 5:04 AM  

The closest Metro stop to rue Cler is Ecole Militaire. I think La Tour Maubourg isn't too far way, either. Regardless, rue Cler is a fun place to discover.

Hey Auntie M- What's up with the new fancy commenting? I like it.

# posted by Jason : 9:24 AM  

Kelley, Yes, this bakery is worth putting on your list of things to see while in Paris.
Oz, I didn't know they see vitamin c fortified here. If I were going to look for it someplace, I'd check out one of the Naturalia health stores.
Terry, I've been to rue Cler a couple of times. It's a nice place to walk around and there is a lot to do in the area.
RB, You sound like a professional expat. Maybe you didn't need Bloom!
Jason, I love this upgrade on blogger. It's a lot nicer to work with, I agree.

# posted by Auntie M in Paris : 10:42 AM  

Yeah, the commenting is way better. I'm impressed! Go Blogger!

I just love that picture! You have a great eye. :)

# posted by ViVi : 10:46 AM  

When I first moved here my company put me up in a hotel right next to Rue Cler (search for Hotel Tulipe if anyone wants a great small family run hotel). I was very spoilt for 2 months before i moved into my own place and still miss the magnificent foodie shops on Rue Cler & the corner of Rue Dominique. Miam Miam indeed!

# posted by L'Oiseau : 11:21 AM  

Oh wow, the bakery sounds fantastic. Have you been to L'atelier De Joel Robuchon? Dining here is a dream of mine.

# posted by Andrea : 12:24 PM  

Hey Auntie M. Sorry to hear that your daughter is ill - seems to be al ot of it about at the moment. Would she get any better with a promise of some of those cookies.

# posted by Daniel : 1:31 PM  

Next-- A picture of those cookies!!!

# posted by Magabe : 2:41 PM  

Hi Auntie M! I was able to find Vitamin C fortified apple juice at the Monoprix near our place. The brand is called Réa.

# posted by Oz : 2:52 PM  

Oh Auntie M, I hope your daughter is feeling better soon . . that is always so upsetting when a child is sick. And just so you know, I have a notebook I am filling with all your suggestions so that on my next visit to Paris I can check them all out!!

P.S. Thank you for your sweet birthday wishes-- and the book comes out next summer-- June 06-- and you will hear ALL about it, for sure. ~bluepoppy

# posted by Anonymous : 3:45 PM  

I never even considered myself an expat until I came here!

Paris was tough! Message was invaluable to me when I was pregnant.
I tried WICE for a while, but I could never know ahead of time if I was going to be able to break away from translating. So taking scheduled classes was not easy.

Hope your daughter feels better already!

# posted by RighteousBiche : 4:44 PM  

Vivi, Thanks for the compliment. I always appreciate them from you, a fellow amateur photgrapher.
L'oiseau, Yes there are some amazing food stores on rue Cler. It would be hard to move away from there!
Andrea, L'atelier De Joel Robuchon is supposed to be wonderful, but I haven't saved up enough money to try it yet. It's definitely a special occasion type thing.
Daniel, Everyone seems to be sick right now. My daughter's birthday party is tomorrow so I hope she recovers quickly!
Magabe, I, um, may have eaten them all. They don't look anywhere as impressive as they taste. I'll try to get back over there to buy more... just for you :)
Oz, Good to know. Thanks.
RB, She's been to the doctor. She does have one of those awful ear infections. The medicine hasn't started working and she's screaming in pain about every 20 minutes.

# posted by Auntie M in Paris : 5:33 PM  

Oh no - I hope your daughter is feeling better soon. And is hubby doing better today? Take it easy there!

# posted by Pat : 8:51 PM  

I know it sounds gross, but the very best thing for an ear infection is to steam an onion, put it in a piece of pantyhose and tie it to the kid's head (at night works best, but if she's sleeping some during the day you can do it today). She'll stink but she should be fine after that.

# posted by RighteousBiche : 4:35 AM  

Did you know that M. Poujarin himself is no longer associated with the bakery? It's still one of my favorites, but it's just not the same...

# posted by Lisa : 2:58 PM  

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